Watton (B&MR) railway station

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Watton
Location
Place Brecon
Area Powys
Coordinates 51°56′36″N3°22′45″W / 51.9434°N 3.3792°W / 51.9434; -3.3792 Coordinates: 51°56′36″N3°22′45″W / 51.9434°N 3.3792°W / 51.9434; -3.3792
Grid reference SO052281
Operations
Original company Brecon and Merthyr Railway
History
1863 Opened [1]
1871 closed
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Watton railway station was a station situated in Brecon, Powys, Wales. The station was opened by the Brecon and Merthyr Railway in 1863. [1] It closed in 1871 when services were diverted to Brecon Free Street railway station.

Brecon market town in the county of Powys, Wales

Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales, with a population in 2001 of 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census. Historically it was the county town of Brecknockshire (Breconshire); although its role as such was eclipsed with the formation of the County of Powys, it remains an important local centre. Brecon is the third-largest town in Powys, after Newtown and Ystradgynlais. It lies north of the Brecon Beacons mountain range, but is just within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Powys Place

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Brecon Free Street railway station

Brecon Free Street railway station served Brecon, in the historic Welsh county of Brecknockshire, now Powys.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Brecon & Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway". Welsh Railways Research Circle. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus  Great Western Railway
Brecon and Merthyr Railway
  Groesffordd Halt
Line and station closed