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GWR Route: Stratford on Avon to Honeybourne

Pebworth Halt

Pebworth Halt was authorised on 29th April 1937 as a simple two-platform facility built to a standard Great Western Railway design. The estimated cost was £430 and the halt was opened on 6th September 1937. Each platform was of timber construction, 150 foot long by 8 foot wide, with a basic timber open doorway shelter type waiting room on each platform. A low pressure oil lamp was provided in each of the shelters and one paraffin vapour lamp lite each platform. A small standard corrugated steel oil hut was provided at the end of the platform ramp. The Halt was built on an embankment and passenger access to the platforms was via flights of wooden steps. It was not inspected by the Board of Trade until 26th Nobvember 1946 some nine years after it had opened. In the previous September the halt had entrained 876 passengers. Pebworth Halt remained open until 3rd January 1966, when it was closed with other stations south of Stratford upon Avon.

This was the second station in the near vicinity as 'Broad Marston Halte' had existed for a brief time from 17th October 1904 to 14th July 1916. This earlier station operated for a similar period of time as 'Evesham Crossing' and 'Clifford Chambers' Haltes, all being closed by wartime (First World War) emergency measures. This Halt was located 352 yards north of where Pebworth Halt was located and consisted of a 100 foot long platform 6 inches above rail height level (similar to that seen at 'Evesham Crossing'). There was no shelter, but nameboards and lamps were provided. Originally it had only one platform, but a second identical platform was added on the up side when the branch was doubled on 28th April 1907 (at a cost of £75). No known photographs exist of the earlier station. This Halt, and Pebworth Halt, came under the control of the Station Master at Long Marston.

Robert Ferris

Much of the information on this and other pages of Warwickshire Railways is derived from articles or books listed in our 'bibliography'.

Looking towards Cheltenham with the up platform on the left and the down platform on the right
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Lens of Sutton
Looking towards Cheltenham with the up platform on the left and the down platform on the right
Looking towards Cheltenham from the up platform towards the oil store structure sited at the end of the down platform
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Lens of Sutton
Looking towards Cheltenham from the up platform towards the oil store structure sited at the end of the down platform
View from Broad Marston Road looking towards the timber steps that led from the road to the up platform waiting room
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DJ Hyde
View from Broad Marston Road looking towards the timber steps that led from the road to the up platform
Pebworth Halt, set on an embankment, shortly after it was closed to passengers on 3rd January 1966
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GH Tilt
Pebworth Halt, set on an embankment, shortly after it was closed to passengers on 3rd January 1966