Cirencester Town railway station

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Cirencester Town
Cirencester Town railway station.jpg
Remaining station frontage in 2006.
Place Cirencester
Area Cotswold
Coordinates 51°42′52″N 1°58′18″W / 51.7145°N 1.9717°W / 51.7145; -1.9717Coordinates: 51°42′52″N 1°58′18″W / 51.7145°N 1.9717°W / 51.7145; -1.9717
Grid reference SP020017
Original company Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 1
31 May 1841 (1841-05-31) Opened as Cirencester
1 July 1924 Renamed Cirencester Town
6 April 1964 (1964-04-06) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
View northward, to buffer-stops in 1962

Cirencester Town railway station was one of three railway stations which formerly served the town of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; the others were Cirencester Watermoor and Chesterton Lane Halt.


The Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway was promoted to link the towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester to the Great Western Railway at Swindon; there was to be a branch from Kemble to Cirencester.[1] The line was authorised on 21 June 1836,[1] but took several years to build. The first section to open was that between Swindon and Kemble (where there was no station at first) together with the Cirencester branch; it opened on 31 May 1841.[2][3]

On 1 July 1924 the station was renamed Cirencester Town.[3]

The station closed to passengers on 6 April 1964.[3]

The 1841 building, which was listed as Grade II on 23 July 1971,[4] is owned by Cotswold District Council. It was reported to be in a poor internal condition in 2016,[5] having been empty since 2012.[6] The ticket hall to the left of the main building was rebuilt in 1956, using Bath stone and oak window frames to harmonise with the original.[7] The original overall roof was removed in 1874.[8]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Cirencester Branch Line
  Chesterton Lane Halt
Line and station closed


  1. ^ a b MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 164. 
  2. ^ MacDermot 1927, p. 170
  3. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ "FORMER RAILWAY STATION, Cirencester - 1187518| Historic England". Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Cirencester Town to mark '175'". Railway Magazine. April 2016. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Cirencester Civic Society". Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Rebuilding of Cirencester Town Station". Railway Magazine. March 1956. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  8. ^ Tolson, John M. (October 1964). "End of an Experiment". Railway Magazine. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 

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