Ashchurch railway station opened on 24th June 1840 with the opening of the Bromsgrove to Cheltenham section of the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway. It was a junction station with a line to branching off at Ashchurch  for Tewkesbury & Malvern  and another line heading east to Evesham and Redditch. The station was essentially a ‘W’ shape. The main station building at Ashchurch was to the west of the up main line (serving trains going north towards Birmingham) and another platform served trains going towards Tewkesbury and Malvern. The station buildings were of substantial build and a licensed refreshment room served a full range of alcoholic drinks. The Midland Railway station at Ashchurch was at its peak in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Tewkesbury and Malvern branch closed for passenger traffic in August 1961 and the Evesham and Redditch line ceased carrying passengers in 1963. The through lines to Birmingham retained passenger services until November 1971. The station  buildings were demolished soon afterwards.

Map Reference: SO 927333

Licensing Details:

Rateable value in 1891: Not given

Owner in 1891: Midland Railway Company (free from brewery tie)

Type of licence in 1891: Full

Owner in 1903: Midland Railway Company (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1903: £40.0s.0d

Type of licence in 1903: Full

Closing time in 1903: 10pm (opens after 10pm for passengers)

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