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Whitlock's End Station

1936 - Present

Whitlock's End was opened by the GWR thirteen years after 'grouping' in 1936 as 'Whitlock's End Halt' - although this apparently is contrary to the GWR's naming convention of using the suffix 'platform' as opposed to 'halt'. Unlike many stations covered by this site, the sparsely facilitied Whitlock's End is not so as the result of demolition of original buildings - it has always consisted of next-to-nothing. Above-we see the entrance to the Birmingham platform on Tilehouse Lane.

 
Whitlock's End station viewed from Tilehouse Lane bridge
Whitlock's End station entrance from car park
 

Above-left we see the whole station from Tilehouse Lane bridge looking in the direction of Stratford and Henley-in-Arden. The bus shelters on the Birmingham and Stratford platforms replaced GWR windowless wooden bus shelters of comparable size. Such was the lack of expense lavished on this station, the platform edges were railway sleepers - these were in existence well into the 1960s (and possible beyond) according to a photograph I saw recently. Above-right we are in the 'Park and Ride' car park off Tilehouse Lane looking at the entrance to the Stratford platform.

 
Whitlock's End station looking towards Birmingham
Whitlock's End station looking towards Stratford-upon-Avon
 

Above-left we have just entered the Stratford platform and are looking in the direction of Birmingham through the Tilehouse Lane bridge. Above-right we are in the same spot as the previous image but looking in the direction of Stratford and Henley-in-Arden.

 

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