Wolvercot Platform railway station
|Area||City of Oxford|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 February 1908||Station opened|
|1 January 1916||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The platform was opened on 1 February 1908; it was situated on the north side of Godstow Road, and served the village of Wolvercote, but was spelt Wolvercot to try to reduce confusion with the nearby Wolvercote Halt on the London and North Western Railway's Varsity Line. Although only a halt, Wolvercot had once been staffed and during the First World War it became the first station to have a stationmistress. The lady in question was Miss Margaret Elsden, sister of Mr A.H. Elsden who became stationmaster at Birmingham Snow Hill. Margaret Elsden later married Frank Buckingham who became stationmaster at Oxford.
The GWR closed Wolvercot Platform on 1 January 1916. Wolvercot Siding signalbox, a 29-lever hipped roof structure which survived the closure, controlled the level crossing over Godstow Road as well as vehicular access to the adjacent meadows. The down starter in Wolvercot Siding carried the distant arms for Wolvercot Junction, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the north, where the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Line diverged north-westwards from the Birmingham Main Line.
|Railways around Oxford|
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
Line and station open
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- Waters, Laurence (1986). Oxford. Rail Centres. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1590-2.
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