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Burton Dassett Platform

LMS Route: The Shakespeare Route

Burton Dassett Platform was the second station at this location albeit the first, 'Warwick Road', was located the other side of the road overbridge. Warwick Road opened for both passenger and goods services with the route on 1st June 1871 but only lasted a very short time in service being closed to passengers even before the withdrawal of passenger services between Greene Norton (Towcester) and Stratford upon Avon on 31st July 1877. According to Arthur Jordan a ground frame, 'Burton Hill' was brought into use in August 1898 controlling several sidings but the "public siding was not opened until late 1909. JM Dunn in his book on the line notes that the name change to Burton Dassett Platform occurred circa 1900. Both indicate that an unadvertised workman's service called here although only JM Dunn provides a date, 1st December 1909. The opening of the Edge Hill Light Railway in 1922 with its adjacent junction provided a brief development but it fell victim to the post-First World War economic down turn and closed in 1925 with the office books recording the last load leaving on 27th January 1925. The Second World War saw a government depot established in 1939 and it was used for troop movements. The public siding was finally closed on 11th November 1963.

View of Burton Dassett Platform's simple combined office and storage shed facilities
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JR Hollick
View of Burton Dassett Platform's simple combined office and storage shed facilities
Close up showing the porter in charge of Burton Dassett Platform's unique brick built platform structure
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JR Hollick
Close up showing the porter in charge of Burton Dassett Platform's unique brick built platform structure
A side on view of Burton Dassett Platform showing the storage facilities on the left and the office on the right
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A side on view of Burton Dassett Platform showing the storage facilities on the left and the office on the right
Looking East towards Fenny Compton showing Burton Bassett Platform's building now abandoned
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Looking East towards Fenny Compton showing Burton Bassett Platform's building now abandoned
Close up showing Burton Dassett Platform's derelict structure built with 9 inch brick walls
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Close up showing Burton Dassett Platform's derelict structure built with 9 inch brick walls

An unidentified ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 speeds through Burton Dassett on a Stratford on Avon to Blisworth service
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JR Hollick
An unidentified ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 speeds through Burton Dassett on a Stratford on Avon to Blisworth service
Ordance Survey map showing the location of the Platform to the village of Binton which was the nearest village
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Ordance Survey
Ordance Survey map showing the location of the Platform to the village of Binton which was the nearest village