Monument record 0579000000 - GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

Summary

Late nineteenth century railway line, opened in 1899 and closed in 1966.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • RAILWAY (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 7420 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
MANCHESTER, SHEFFIELD & LINCOLNSHIRE RAILWAY AUTHORISED TO BUILD A LINE FROM ANNESLEY, NOTTS TO QUAINTON ROAD, 1893. RENAMED GREAT CENTRAL 1897; CHAIRMAN: SIR EDWARD WATKIN. MANY DISPUTES WITH METROPOLITAN OVER SHARED FACILITIES: ALLIED WITH GWR. LINE OPENED 9 MARCH 1899; LINE N OF CALVERT CLOSED 5 SEPT 1966 (B1-2).

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC7400 Bibliographic reference: LELEUX R 1984 THE EAST MIDLANDS (REGIONAL HISTORY OF RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN VOL 9,2ND EDITION) PP.
  • <2>SBC3057 Article in serial: F G Cockman. 1972. 'THE RAILWAY ERA IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE', IN RECS OF BUCKS 19 PP156-158. Vol 19, part 2.
  • <3>SBC4296 Bibliographic reference: DOW G 1959-1965 GREAT CENTRAL, VOLS 1-3.
  • <4>SBC13782 Bibliographic reference: L T C Rolt. 1971. THE MAKING OF A RAILWAY (S W A NEWTON'S PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AT LEICESTER CITY MUSEUM).
  • <5>SBC10376 Map: OS 1955-1959 1:10560 MAPS.
  • <6>SBC12183 Unpublished document: PIKE A R (BCM) NOV 1991 FIELD VISIT.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 64095 31082 (8997m by 12006m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish BARTON HARTSHORN, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish PRESTON BISSETT, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish STEEPLE CLAYDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish TURWESTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish TWYFORD, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish CHETWODE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Field visit (EBC13533)

Record last edited

Nov 6 2015 4:16PM

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