Spetchley

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Spetchley Hall

Spetchley is a hamlet and civil parish in the County of Worcester, England. It lies within the district of Wychavon, half a mile from the City of Worcester along the A44 road. The hamlet contains Spetchley Park, a country mansion with extensive gardens.

Spetchley railway station[edit]

This hamlet was the location for the first Railway Station for Worcester city. The station was built by the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. The station opened on 24 June 1840 but closed for passengers on the 1 October 1855 and goods 2 January 1961.[1] The passengers were conveyed by coach from The Crown Inn, Worcester for a fare, inclusive of the train, being met by the Company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, P.J. & Rev Awdry, W.V. The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway p274 1987 Alan Sutton, Gloucester ISBN 0-86299-329-6

Coordinates: 52°11′N 2°09′W / 52.183°N 2.150°W / 52.183; -2.150