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BCC record ID:0951006000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Twentieth century railway from Wendover to Halton Camp, now disused
Grid Reference:SP 86724 08436

WENDOVER, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) RAILWAY (Modern - 1914 AD? to 1955 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

The narrow gauge railway link to Wendover station, which had been used to transport timber from Halton Estate in support of the [First World] war effort, was replaced with a standard gauge branch line, to bring in coal and building materials (B2).
Railway shown on historic mapping NG 6" Provisional Edition 1955-62 and NG 10k Edition 1972-90. Labelled as 'dismantled railway' on 25k digital raster map. Appears to be disused even by 1955-62 edition (B4-5).

Sources and further reading

<2>Digital archive: RAF Cultural and organizational heritage. p332
<3>Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2005. RAF Halton: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. p33
<4>Verbal communication: Kim Biddulph (BCC). 2007. Historic mapping NG 10k Edition 1972-1990.
<5>Verbal communication: Kim Biddulph (BCC). 2007. Mapping, Historic e.g. NG 6" provisional edition 1955-62, NG 10k Edition 1972-90 and modern 25k raster map.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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