Wotton railway station (Great Central Railway)

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Wotton
Location
PlaceWotton Underwood
AreaAylesbury Vale
Grid referenceSP695152
Operations
Original companyGreat Central Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
2 April 1906Station opened[1]
7 December 1953Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Wotton was a railway station at Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, on the Great Central Railway's link line between Calvert and Ashendon Junction.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Central Railway on 2 April 1906,[3] becoming part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. It was built to the south of the point where the GCR crossed the Brill Tramway near its Wotton station.[4] It was closed on 7 December 1953.[3][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards & Pigram 1988, p. 109.
  2. ^ Pre-Grouping Atlas, p. 10, section E3
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 255
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. XVIb
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. 62

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Edwards, Dennis; Pigram, Ron (1988). The Romance of Metro-Land. London: Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd. ISBN 978-1-870630-37-5.
  • Conolly, W Philip (1998). British railways pre-grouping atlas and gazetteer (9th impression; 5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0. OCLC 221481275.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2006). Aylesbury to Rugby. Midland Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-904474-91-3.

Service[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Wotton


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Akeman Street
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
  Haddenham
Line and station closed

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°49′56″N 0°59′33″W / 51.8322°N 0.9926°W / 51.8322; -0.9926