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
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSP045430
• London88 miles (142 km)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEVESHAM
Postcode districtWR11
Dialling code01386
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°05′00″N 1°56′00″W / 52.083333°N 1.933333°W / 52.083333; -1.933333Coordinates: 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.