Monument record 0586200000 - WATLINGTON BRANCH RAILWAY

Summary

Nineteenth century branch railway between Princes Risborough and Watlington, opened in 1872 and closed in 1957.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

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

Description

Dimensions - Length 2970 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
8.75 MILE PRINCES RISBOROUGH-WATLINGTON BRANCH PROMOTED LOCALLY BY A PRIVATE COMPANY. WITH 6 INTERMEDIATE STATIONS & HALTS, IT OPENED ON 15 AUG 1872. CLOSED 1957 & CUT BACK IN 1961 TO CHINNOR CEMENT WORKS (B1).
DESCRIPTION WHEN OPEN (B2).
LINE CLOSED & DERELICT PENDING POSSIBLE PRESERVATION (B3).
Historical information and photos (B4).

Sources (4)

  • <1>SBC2934 Bibliographic reference: R Christiansen. 1981. THAMES & SEVERN (REGIONAL HISTORY OF RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN VOL 13) PP150-151.
  • <2>SBC9239 Article in serial: C L Mowat. 1933. 'THE WYCOMBE RAILWAY', IN RAILWAY MAGAZINE 73 PP157-164 & PP321-326. Vol 73.
  • <3>SBC12200 Verbal communication: PIKE A R OCT 1992 FIELD VISIT & OS 1960 1:10560 MA P.
  • <4>SBC23891 Bibliographic reference: Colin G Maggs. 2010. The Branch Lines of Buckinghamshire. pages 38-43.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 77912 02563 (2166m by 2025m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish LONGWICK-CUM-ILMER, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC13536)

Record last edited

Aug 9 2018 12:41PM

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