SP2245 : Course of the Stratford and Moreton Tramway

taken 12 years ago, near to Ilmington, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Course of the Stratford and Moreton Tramway
Course of the Stratford and Moreton Tramway
The horse drawn tramway to Moreton in Marsh was completed in 1826 and a branch to Shipston on Stour was built in 1836. It was intended to deliver coal from Black Country to these rural areas and allow limestone and agricultural products to be shipped the other way.

By 1899 the southern section between Moreton and Shipston was converted into a proper railway. This northern section to Stratford continued to be used as a horse-drawn branch-line but by the end of the 19th century it had fallen into disuse. The tracks were lifted as part of the WWI efforts in 1918.

Much of the earthworks still survive today including this overgrown stretch on an embankment across this square. The course can be traced following this path along which there are still has plenty of SP2245 : Stone block tramway sleeper remaining from the rudimentary permanent way.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 June, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 June, 2006
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Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 228 453 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.3340N 1:40.1114W
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