Bengeworth

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Bengeworth
Row of town cottages in Church Street, Bengeworth, Evesham - geograph.org.uk - 502867.jpg
Bengeworth is located in Worcestershire
Bengeworth
Bengeworth
Bengeworth shown within Worcestershire
OS grid reference SP045430
• London 88 miles (142 km)
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EVESHAM
Postcode district WR11
Dialling code 01386
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
WorcestershireCoordinates: 52°05′00″N 1°56′00″W / 52.083333°N 1.933333°W / 52.083333; -1.933333

Bengeworth is a locality adjoining Evesham in Worcestershire, England. In 1887 it had a population of 1,311.[1] Today it has a school[2] and an Anglican church.[3]

Railways[edit]

It was served by the nearby Bengeworth railway station on the Gloucester Loop Line on the Midland Railway between Ashchurch and Evesham. Bengeworth railway station was not in Bengeworth, but rather was the station in the centre in the nearby village of Hampton. The railway station was called 'Bengeworth' as that was considered a distinctive name, while 'Hampton' is a common England village name.

The station opened 1 October 1864.[4] It closed in 1953, but trains continued to use the line until closure in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartholomew’s Guide
  2. ^ Bengeworth First School Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ War memorial at St Peter’s Archived September 21, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Catford, Nick (28 April 2012). "Bengeworth". Disused Stations.