Sand Pit siding at Buildwas

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1927 OSOrdnance Survey Map of Buildwas

During the First World War a sand pit was opened directly opposite Buildwas Abbey, between Buildwas and Cressage, a short distance west of the crossing on the Buildwas to Much Wenlock Road (now the A4169).[1] The sand pit was served by a short siding on the Severn Valley Branch which can be seen on the extract from the OSOrdnance Survey Map of 1927.

Access to siding was controlled by a ground frame electrically released from Buildwas Station signal box.[2]

The area occupied by the siding has been restored to a green field site, although an active sand and gravel quarry is located on the opposite side of the Much Wenlock road, in the area between the former Severn Valley and Much Wenlock branches[3].

See also


  1. Vanns (1998) p. 28.
  2. Great Western Signal Box Register - Signalling Record Society
  3. Google Maps