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Wootton Wawen Platform

GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line

Wootton Wawen was another original 1908 station albeit of a more modest level of accommodation compared to some of the other stations on the line. The station was deemed by the GWR not important enough to warrant goods facilities probably because Henley in Arden, Bearley and Stratford Upon Avon were not too far away. Access to the station was via separate footpaths to each platform leading down from the road that passed over the line. The absence of a passengers footbridge or barrow crossing meant a long walk round from one platform to another should it be required indicating the simple service that the GWR expected to provide.

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GWR railway photo
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A Doherty Collection
Looking towards Stratford upon Avon with the down platform on the left and Alcester Road over bridge behind
GWR railway photo
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P Hopkins
Looking towards Birmingham showing the replacement GWR Pagoda building on the down platform and the bridge which carries the line over Wawensmere Road
Close up showing the original down platform structure on the right has now been replaced with a smaller GWR Pagoda building
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P Hopkins
Close up showing the original down platform structure on the right has now been replaced with a smaller GWR Pagoda building
Looking towards Stratford upon Avon circa 1960 showing the fencing on the left marking the footpath to the down platform circa 1960s
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Lens of Sutton
Looking towards Stratford upon Avon circa 1960 showing the fencing on the left marking the footpath to the down platform circa 1960s
Close up of the two platforms and their passenger facilities together with evidence of the run down nature of the station by the early 1930s
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Lens of Sutton
Close up of the two platforms and their passenger facilities together with evidence of the run down nature of the station by the early 1930s

GWR railway photo
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Lens of Sutton
Looking towards Birmingham in the early 1960s showing the original 1908 waiting room still in existence on the up platform
GWR railway photo
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Lens of Sutton
Close up showing the southern end of the platform structures which were basic by GWR standards but not by today's standards
Looking South towards Wootton Wawen Platform on the Great Western Railway's main line to the West of England
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P Hopkins
Looking South towards Wootton Wawen Platform on the Great Western Railway's main line to the West of England