ST8993 : Tetbury branch GWR goods shed

taken 5 years ago, near to Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Tetbury branch GWR goods shed
Tetbury branch GWR goods shed
The classic GWR standard goods shed, built in their hundreds all over the system. This fine example at Tetbury, dating from 1889, was in use until 1st July 1965, when the line finally closed for goods as far as the terminus. The passenger service had ended on 4th April 1964. For many years after closure it was the base of a coal distributors. You will read elsewhere that 'no trace of the station remains', but if you have a treasured copy of Paul Karau's Great Western Branch Line Termini of 1977 as I do, you can trace the outlines of all of the buildings. You can even go so far as to make accurate scale models of all of them, using the author's superb scale drawings. As I write, the large cattle dock which adjoins the shed is being rebuilt behind the fence on the left, using reclaimed materials.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8932 9323 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.2663N 2:9.3432W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8932 9322
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