Kingham Station 4 June 1983

Kingham station was once an important junction, with lines diverging from the Oxford to Worcester line to Cheltenham in the west, and Banbury in the east. This lead to the construction of a far larger station than was strictly necessary for its rural location. After the Cheltenham and Banbury lines closed, its importance diminished, and during the mid 1970s its extensive brick built station buildings were demolished. One GWR building did survive, and is pictured here on 4 June 1983. This was situated at the north end of the site, near the diverging line to Cheltenham. There are plenty of period details here for the modeller, including: fire buckets, grindstone, an altered doorway, repaired roof, etc. The British Rail van is also now historic! The building has since been demolished, and an industrial estate now occupies the site.