Station Name: WAVERTON (1st site)

[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 1.10.1840
Location: East side of Whitchurch Road (A41)
Company on opening: Grand Junction Railway
Date closed to passengers: 6.6.1898
Date closed completely: 6.6.1898
Company on closing: London North Western Railway
Present state: Demolished
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ455632
Date of visit: 28.5.2006

Notes: The station was situated on the Grand Junction Railway which opened between Crewe and Chester on 1.10.1840. It is assumed to have opened with the line in 1840 although there are no detailed timetables until June 1842. The station was opened as Black Dog and was later renamed Waverton.

In 1898 the Duke of Westminster had a more substantial replacement station built 41 chains further to the west. The original Waverton Station closed and was probably demolished soon after. Certainly there is no evidence of it today.

To see other stations on the Crewe - Chester line click on the station name: Worleston, Calverley, Beeston Castle & Tarporley, Tattenhall & Waverton 2nd.

The first Waverton station shown on an 1874 map.




[Source: Paul Wright]

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