Dismantled Railway, Tredington

Description of this historic site

The line of a dismantled railway line dating to the Imperial period. The railway line ran between Shipston on Stour and Moreton in the Marsh.

Notes about this historic site

1Dismanted railway shown on OS Map.
2 Dismantled railway.
3 A horse-drawn tramway between Moreton-in-Marsh (SP 2032) and Stratford-upon-Avon (SP 2054) was opened 5th September 1826, and a branch to Shipston-on-Stour (SP 2541) was completed in February 1836. In 1889 the portion from Moreton-in-Marsh to Shipston-on-Stour was converted to a modern steam railway and the old remnant to Stratford-upon-Avon fell out of use about 1904. By the late 1950’s the Moreton to Shipston line had closed down and since then all the railway and tramway has been dismantled.
4The linking line, which links the Moreton to Stratford railway with the Shipston Branch in the vicinity of Longdon House, is not shown on the 1st Edition but is shown on the 1923-4 1:10560 OS map so was probably built in the early 20th century.
5 The route of the former tramway MWA7545 follows the route of the railway MWA7546 as plotted

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