Information for record number MWA427:
Stonebridge Railway, Hampton Branch, B & DJ Railway

Summary Stonebridge Railway, once the Hampton Branch of the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway. It was built during the Imperial period.
What Is It?  
Type: Railway
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Little Packington
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 86
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Of little importance after July 1842. Passenger service withdrawn on 1st January 1917. Freight service withdrawn on 24th April 1930. A service to Maxstoke was maintained from Whitacre End until 30th April 1939. Apart from special usage during the war, the line was entirely closed from that date. Lifting the track took place between July and October 1952. About three quarters of a mile was left at each end for use as a siding. The bridges across the Blyth were removed. The railway had crossed the river Blyth at 5 points between Whitacre and Hampton, 4 of these bridges had remained in use until the line was closed. Part of the line, north of Maxstoke is converted into a farm road. Remains of the original railway: in Maxstoke, the old Coleshill station is now a private house (brick built). Traces may be seen of the 2nd ("up") platform, from the time when this section was a double line. At Hampton, the station is now a house, and is in good repair. The former locomotive repair shop is let as a sawmill. Internally, it is much as it was when closed down in 1842. There is a stone turretted gatehouse, between Whitacre and Maxstoke, at a level crossing leading to a now disused entrance to Maxstoke Castle. In 1835 the plan for the Birmingham and Derby junction railway included a branch line at Nether Whitacre to join the London and Birmingham railway near Hampton. Later the Whitacre-Hampton branch was adopted as a separate concern known as the 'stonebridge railway'.
2 The Whitacre to Hampton 1ine was singled and closed to passengers in 1917, closed to goods in 1930 and lifted in 1952.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Dugdale Society Occasional Paper
Author/originator: Clinker C R
Date: 1956
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: The Birmingham and D
Source No: 2
Source Type: Building Survey
Title: Panel for Historical Engineering Works
Author/originator: Institution of Civil Engineers
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument LEVEL CROSSING * A controlled point with warning lights and gates or barriers where a road crosses a railway line. back
monument SHOP * A house or building where goods are made or prepared and displayed for sale and sold. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument CASTLE * A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall and towers etc. back
monument GATEHOUSE * A gateway with one or more chambers over the entrance arch; the flanking towers housing stairs and additional rooms. Use with wider site type where known. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument PLATFORM * Unspecified. Use specific type where known. back
monument ENGINEERING WORKS * Any factory or site using machine tools in a manufacturing or processing capacity. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back

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