SP7053 : Gayton: Former Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway trackbed

taken 4 years ago, near to Gayton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Gayton: Former Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway trackbed
Gayton: Former Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway trackbed
The Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway opened their line between Blisworth and Towcester through here in 1866. The railway amalgamated with the Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway in 1910, the whole becoming part of the London Midland & Scottish Railway in 1923. The line was an early casualty of the decline of the railways due to road competition and closed to passenger traffic in 1951.

The land previously occupied by the railway through Tiffield was then bought in the 1960s by a local businessman and amateur naturalist, John Mawby, with a view to leaving the site as a wildlife refuge. In due course the Tiffield Pocketeers agreed terms with Mr Mawby to rent and manage the site as the linear Tiffield Pocket Park, although at about 1 kilometre long, it is some pocket! This is the northern end of the linear park in the neighbouring parish of Gayton.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7063 5327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.3907N 0:58.1166W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7056 5318
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Railway (Dismantled)  Pocket Park 

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