Sand Pit siding at Buildwas

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1927 OS Map of Buildwas

The OS Map of 1927 shows that the Severn Valley Branch connected to a siding serving a sand pit opposite Buildwas Abbey, a short distance west of Buildwas Junction. The siding was not present on the 1902 OS map and was presumably installed after that date.

Access to siding was controlled by a ground frame electrically released from Buildwas Station signal box.[1]

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[2].

See also


  1. Great Western Signal Box Register - Signalling Record Society
  2. Google Maps