GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
Fenny Compton: gwrfc82a
Close up of image 'gwrfc82' showing the GWR's original
signal box at Fenny Compton built between the under bridge and the down
platform. The level crossing also had a separate gate for passengers which
allowed passengers to access the station even if the main road gate was closed.
The pedestrian gates seen above seem to of a similar construction seen on many
country trails where by the gate was situated between two sides thereby only
allowing one pedestrian to enter at a time. The number of milk churns on the
down platform indicates that station was used by a number of local farmers to
carry their milk to further down the line, probably Leamington Spa. All of the
seven lampposts are oil lit and this would have been the responsibility of the
most junior member of staff to trim the wicks and to top up the oil.