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16 January 2017

Sources of Information

Sources are split into two sections: primary and secondary.

Sources given are those that reached me. Secondary sources need replacing with 'primary' source information whenever possible.


Primary Sources

Primary sources are original publications and correspondence or photocopy or facsimile copies of such. Generally they were issued by the body concerned and are generally considered to be reliable. Ordnance survey maps are also primary sources. However, error is not entirely unknown and a second primary source should be sought for corroboration.

Pictures can usually be treated as primary sources.

Source Explanation
Act of Parliament Printed or scanned copy of the Act itself as printed by the printer appointed by Parliament for the purpose.
BoT Board of Trade Reports. These may be inspection reports or accident reports as appropriate.
(1) report into accident at Shelwick, October 1861.
Hansard The official record of debates &c held in the House of Commons (Commons Hansard) and the House of Lords (Lords Hansard).
Historic England Historic England web site. Listing entries can be searched for using a map facility on their web site.
London Gazette Official Notices required for compliance with parliamentary standing orders are published in the London Gazette. Announcements in this publication can be treated as primary source material. However, whilst appearance of a notice in the Gazette was a requirement, not all notices were followed by a corresponding Act of Parliament as the bill concerned my have failed standing orders, been withdrawn, been lost, or substantially altered during the parliamentary process.
London Midland Document published by London and Birmingham Railway Ltd (trading as London Midland). Train Operating Company (TOC) providing local train services to Birmingham Worcester and Hereford.
OS Map Ordnance Survey map, the survey year(s) being quoted. Easy access to on-line copies of the 6inch and 1:2,500 series is provided on the map page of the Signalling Record Society, generally against key locations.
Early issues are generally reliable insofar as the information they show but be aware that the OS's definition of a signal box is at variance to what you might expect. In short, if it was a free-standing building containing levers that the surveyor could see they would mark it as 'SB' for signal box. Thus true signal boxes (block posts in railway terms) and ground frames in boxes or huts were treated equally.
Following the first world war (1914-1918) new editions of the maps were published with little or no revision so far as railways were concerned.By the late 1920s or the 1930s some revision was carried out but then the rush to reprint led to the same failings again.
Key abbreviations to look for: MP mile post (with or without explanation of zero point); SB signal box (or covered ground frame); SP signal post. Air shafts for tunnels are usually denoted by a small circle.
Inclusion of the mileage figure ceased on the 6 inch maps about 1890, after which only the letters MP appeared.
It is apparent that some issues of the 6 inch maps were updated without this fact being declared by a revision date being included.
TNA Original documents held in The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU. Usually followed by a document reference.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are everything that does not fit within the primary definition above. It includes all published works, no matter how trustworthy the author.

Source Explanation
Ancestry Printed reports generated from records held by Ancestry.com.
Boynton John Boynton “Rails Through The Hills”, published by Mid England Books, 1995.
Clark R H Clark “An Historical Survey of Great Western Stations”, published OPC various dates (and recent reprints). Four volumes in series, volume 4 being by C R Potts and produced after Ralph Clark's death. Each location includes a plan, some pictures, and, sometimes, a signalling plan. Great Malvern and Malvern Wells are in volume 4 and Colwall is in volume 2.
Cooke R A Cooke “Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR(WR)”, Section 33 Worcestershire, published by the Author 1976. Tony Cooke worked in the Chief Civil Engineer's Office at Paddington and had access to official records.
Also “Atlas of the GWR as at 1947”, second edition published by Wild Swan, 1997.
Note: the expression “taken out of use” means that the relevant siding or facility was disconnected from the signal box or otherwise secured and any relevant signals removed. The facility may have been disused for some time before then, and physical removal would follow later.
Davis “Round the Hills”, an account of 70 years of bus services in the Malverns by C J Davis, published by the Omnibus Society in 1979.
Deaves Phil Deaves' Railway Codes web site. Licence information copied from Rail Regulator's web site and records.
Dray Glynis Dray and Steve Perkins “Great Malvern Station Celebrating 150 Years”, published by the authors, 2010.
Dunn Michael V E Dunn “Great Western Railway Signal Box Nameplates”, Kidderminster Railway Museum, 2004. Information is from a photocopy of a register kept by the S&T Department at Reading of the cast iron nameplates ordered for display on signal boxes and ground frames and at some crossings. The surviving records run from about 1891 until 1939 and are incomplete. The book includes pictures of Malvern Tunnel Junction SB (1914) and Stocks Lane Crossing SB (1900).
Gale P R Gale of the Chief Goods Manager's Office, Paddington compiled a list of the constituent companies of the Great Western Railway in 1926. This contained lists of the various Acts of Parliament, dates of amalgamation, opening and closing of lines and was published (probably internally) by the Great Western Railway. The booklet was reprinted by Avon-Anglia Publications in 1986 who omitted to reprint the map that accompanied the original.
Gough John Gough “The Midland Railway – A Chronology”, published by Railway and Canal Historical Society, 1989.
GWM Great Western Railway. Article in Great Western Magazine, 1926 pages 248-251.
Hembry Phyllis Hembry with Leonard and Evelyn Cowie “British Spas From 1815 to the Present” a social history, published by Madison Teaneck Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997.
IRS Andrew C Smith “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of Worcestershire”, published by Industrial Railway Society, 2005.
K2 Great Western Railway / British Railways, Western Region / Railtrack Western Region weekly notices of engineering works.
Lamb “The Visitors' Guide to Malvern” by H W Lamb, published by him at the Royal Library, Malvern in 1861.
Malvern Advertiser First published by H W Lamb of the Royal Library in 1855.
Malvern Gazette Malvern Gazette, Broads Bank, Malvern, weekly newspaper, relevant dates of publication shown in brackets ().
Malvern Museum Booklets published by Malvern Museum 2014-2015.
(1) Malvern in the Great War 1914 (2014).
(2) Malvern in the Great War 1915 (2015).
Malvern News First published by W J Berrow in 1860.
Malvern Observer Malvern Observer, weekly free newspaper published by Bullivant Media Ltd, The Old Library, Redditch relevant dates of publication shown in brackets () where appropriate.
Malvern Voices Malvern Voices, a series of booklets edited / compiled by Gill Holt and published by Malvern Museum 2001-2005.
(1) Childhood (2001).
(2) Wartime (2003).
(3) Work & Leisure (2005).
Parissien “The English Country Station”, Historic England 2014. Includes one paragraph about Great Malvern station (page 70) and a picture of the station frontage (page 71) undated but probably 1960s. Probably taken to record the retiling of the roof after removal of the clock tower.
Putley Information from Adrian and Richard Putley, members of Friends of Malvern Railways.
Quick Michael Quick “Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain”, fourth edition published 2009 by Railway & Canal Historical Society. Quick cites his sources for each entry and these are added in brackets against the relevant entries.
Note: Opening and closing dates for goods traffic may differ.
Signal Great Western / British Railways / Railtrack notice of alteration to signalling.
Signalling Record Magazine distributed to members of the Signalling Record Society.
Simpson Helen J Simpson “The Day The Trains Came”, published by Gracewing, Fowler Wright Books, Leominster, 1997.
Smith1 W H Smith, “Herefordshire Railways”, Sutton’s Photographic History of Railways series, published 1998.
Smith2 Brian S Smith, “A History of Malvern”, published 1964. Original publisher not stated when republished by Alan Sutton and The Malvern Bookshop in 1978.
Includes an early picture (engraving?) of Malvern Link station.
SRS GW Register “Register of Signal Boxes” volume 1 Great Western. Published by Signalling Record Society 2011 (second edition).
SRS MR Register “Register of Signal Boxes” volume 2 Midland. To be published by Signalling Record Society. Still in draft form, not yet published.
Vaughan Adrian Vaughan “A Pictorial Record of Great Western Signalling”, published OPC 1973, 1984.
Waite Glynn Waite by email quoting from various historical documents.
Warren “Register of British Railway & Tramroad Companies Incorporated Before 1948” compiled by Anthony R Warren, published 2005 by Railway & Canal Historical Society.
Wood Gordon Wood “Constructing the Worcester and Hereford Railway Line”, published by author, 2011.
Yates Information from Chris Yates, member of Friends of Malvern Railways.

More Reading

These books contain information or pictures about the railways of Malvern but have not been used as sources for the chronology tables. This is mainly because the information contained in them duplicates the sources quoted.

“Bygone Malvern” by Pamela Hurle, published by Phillimore, 1989. Two pictures of Malvern Wells stations - seems to be one from each. Two pictures at Malvern Link - one each of hotel and station.

“Great Western Halts” by Kevin Robertson, volume 2, published by KRB Publications, 2002. Picture of Newland Halt - the same one that Hitches misidentified (see below). Also good picture of Newland Marshalling Sidings taken, probably, from a lighting tower at the eastern end; Newland West signal box and gas works visible in distance.

“Great Western Railway Stations 1941-1947” by R J Smith, published by Kidderminster Railway Museum, 2005. Lists all GW station existing in that period with opening and closing dates.

“Hereford & Worcester Railways Remembered” by Leslie Oppitz, published by Countryside Books 1990. Brief references to Midland Railway and Great Malvern and originally planned route to top of Mill Lane which would have put the MR terminus roughly where the Splash is now. The picture of Hanley Road station is captioned with the closure date of Malvern Wells GW station!

“Lost Railways of Herefordshire and Worcestershire” by Leslie Oppitz, published by Countryside Books, 2002. Rehash of “Hereford & Worcester Railways Remembered” with different selection of pictures.

“Malvern Through Time” by Brian Iles, published by Amberley Publishing, 2009. Two pictures each 'then and now' of Malvern Link and Malvern Wells stations taken from adjoining road over bridge. Four views of Great Malvern station taken from down platform, Hereford end, undated!! Good view of original temporary station.

“Railway Magazine”. 1908, volume 22, pages 410-418; 1959, pages 445-450, 455, 533-538.

“The Malverns” by Brian Iles. Images of England series published by Tempus Publishing, Chalford, 2005, reprinted 2007. Eight railway or railway related views, none of which are attributed to any source.

“The Malverns” by Pamela Hurle, published by Phillimore, 1992. Three pictures of architectural detail at Great Malvern station. Also one each of Girls College and gate post.

“Western Region Signalling in Colour” by Kevin Robertson, Published by Ian Allan, 2008. Includes a picture of the block instruments used for the sections through Colwall and Ledbury Tunnels taken in the signal works at Reading. Another pair of instruments are also pictured that feature the special counters used on the tunnel instruments.

“Worcester to Hereford” by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, published by Middleton Press 2004.

“Worcestershire Railways” by Mike Hitches, part of Sutton's Photographic History of Railways, published in 1997. Includes a picture of Colwall station said to be c1900 (and also appears in “Rails Through Hills” where it is captioned c1910 and attributed to the Lens of Sutton collection). The other pictures are of each platform of Newland Halt attributed to the 1950s. The picture of the down platform is claimed to be of Bransford Road station! How you can claim that a picture of Newland Halt, with the crossing gates, signal box and the Malvern Hills visible is actually at Bransford Road which was a station and lacked a level crossing, beggars belief.


Required Information From Sources

These are items known to be on record and in need of extracting or checking.

Source Reference Explanation Date
Worcestershire Archives 705: 260/4000/591/i-iv Stourbridge Railway Co., Great Western Railway Co., West Midland Railway Co., Harper and Rufford families. (Including accounts, Minutes, Correspondence, Solicitors' Reports). 1844-1885
Birmingham Archives MS 20/239 Papers and plans re. an agreement between the Worcester and South Wales Junction Railway Company and William Webb Essington that the line of the proposed railway should not go through the "Firs" Estate at Great Malvern. 1845
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/204 Plan and Section (volume, printed) Book of reference : Messrs. Rice and Thos. Hopkins, engineers. From the intended station of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway at Claines (Worcs.) to the Monmouth and Hereford Railway in Bridstow (Herefs.). Worcester via Gt. Malvern (Worcs.), Ledbury (Herefs.), Dymock, Kempley (both Glos.) to Bridstow (Herefs.). 1845
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/222 Plan and Section (volume, part printed) Book of reference : I. K. Brunel, engineer. From the proposed Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway near the workhouse, Worcester to Hereford. Worcester via Gt. Malvern (Worcs.), Bosbury (Herefs.) to Hereford. Branch from Bosbury via Ledbury (both Herefs.), Dymock, Kempley to the proposed Monmouth and Hereford Railway at Bridstow (Herefs.), with alternative lines at Upton Bishop (Herefs.). Branch from Gt. Malvern (Worcs.) via Corse, Hartpury, Maisemore to the proposed Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway near Over Bridge, Highnam. Enlargement of part of plan at Worcester. 1845
Herefordshire Archives AL88/4 Deposited plans, Hereford to Worcester via Great Malvern. 1845
Worcestershire Archives 705: 27/438/91/i Worcester, Hereford, Malvern & Cheltenham Railway with branch to Ledbury, as it is proposed to pass through the estates of the Earl of Coventry Earl Beauchamp and Ven. Archd. Timbrell, D.D. 1845
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/198 Deposited plans for line from Leigh through Great Malvern to Birmingham & Gloucester Railway. 1846
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/228 Deposited plans for line from Leigh through Great Malvern to Tewksbury. 1846
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734 West Midland Railway: Books, various papers. 1846-1863
Herefordshire Archives AL88/40 Deposited plans, Worcester & Hereford Railway with branches to Ledbury and Malvern. 1851-1852
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Books, minutes &c. 1851-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/3016 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary bills and evidence. 1852
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/3017 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary bills and evidence. 1852
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/3018 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary bills and evidence. 1852
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/3019 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary bills and evidence. 1852
Warwickshire Archives CR 1291/652 Circular letter from the chairman at Tibberton Court to the mortgagees and holders of loan notes of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Company which was sent with a copy of a petition to both Houses of Parliament and which concerns the proposed transfer of the canal to the intended Worcester and Hereford Railway Company, the bill for which is now before Parliament. 1852
Herefordshire Archives AA26/III/28-32 Barton Colwall estate - encroachment on waster land by W&H Railway
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/3020 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary bills and evidence. 1853
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/1 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Board meetings. 1853-1859
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/3 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Shareholder meetings. 1853-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/4 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Finance Committee minutes &c. 1851-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 558/349 Draft petition of the inhabitants of Great Malvern, Worcestershire and its vicinity, in support of the Bill. Great Western Railway deed department No. 1068 1855 Jan 01 - 1855 Dec 31
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/5 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Land & Works Committee meetings. 1856-1859
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/279 Plan and Section (volume, printed) Book of reference: Thompson, London, engineer. From the Birmingham and Gloucester line of the Midland Railway near the station in Ashchurch to the Worcester and Hereford Railway in Gt. Malvern (Worcs.), with branch to near Priory Road, Gt. Malvern (Worcs.). Ashchurch via Tewkesbury, Twyning (both Glos.), Upton on Severn to Gt. Malvern (both Worcs.). 1859
Worcester Archives 850GreatMalvern/8761/10/1 Plan of part of Malvern Common showing proposed burial ground between north east corner of firs estate and line of railway. 1859
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/6 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Joint Committee minutes &c. 1859
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/2 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Board meetings. 1859-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 558/22 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Deputation with other parties regarding amalgamation. 1859-1860
Gloucestershire Archives D5671/8 Inventory and valuation of stock in trade of Messrs. John Williams and Sons. Appraised on 9 and 10 April 1860 by James Villar of Cheltenham. Covers branches at Worcester, Spetchley, Pershore, Bredon, Eckington, Defford, Norton, Malvern, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol, Norton brick yard and farming stock and railway plant, and Alstone brick yard. 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/2260 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1851-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/2261 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1851-1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 762/7 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Directors' and Committee meetings. 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/2262 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/2263 Worcester & Hereford Railway: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 558/560 Petition against OWW, NA&H and WAH Bill (West Midland Act 1860) 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/279 Statements of quantities, tender, schedule of prices and specification concerning the building of Malvern Link Station and other station buildings on the Worcester and Hereford Line. Missing at transfer. 1860
Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/1/1860/23&24V1n98 Act - Tewksbury to Malvern 1860
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/233 Contract between the West Midland Railway Company and George McCann and John Everal, both of Malvern, Worcestershire, builders, for the construction of Malvern Link Station, Great Malvern, Worcestershire 1861 Sep 25
Herefordshire Archives BG37/2 notes on festivities at Colwall on arrival of first coal train 1861
Herefordshire Archives K13/32 Ballard Papers Great Malvern station picture. 1861
Herefordshire Archives K13/33 Ballard Papers Hellfire Jack / Great Malvern station picture. 1861
Herefordshire Archives K13/34 Ballard Papers Steam engine picture. 1861
Herefordshire Archives K13/35 Ballard Papers Worcester & Hereford Railway under construction pictures. 1861
Herefordshire Archives K13/36 Ballard Papers Colwall spoil heap and farm buildings. 1861
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/2 West Midland Railway: Board meetings. 1861-1862
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/6 West Midland Railway: Half yearly meetings. 1861-1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/5 West Midland Railway: Committee meetings. 1861-1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 284 West Midland Railway & others: Committee meetings. 1861-1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 640/44 Great Western West Midland Railway: agreement. Check if in 1862 Act beforehand to avoid duplication. 1862 February 21st
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/270 Affadavit of Henry Larkin, land agent, settlement of compensation. 1862 April 9
Gloucestershire Archives Q/RUm/305 Plan and Section (volume, printed) Book of reference (2 copies): John Fowler and Edward Wilson, engineers.From the West Midland Railway in Gt. Malvern (Worcs.) to the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway in Dixton (Mon.). Gt. Malvern (Worcs.) via Pauntley, Newent, Longhope, Abenhall, East Dean, West Dean, Newland to Dixton (Mon.).. 1862
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/3
RAIL 734/4
West Midland Railway: Board meetings. 1862-1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 981/143 Through communications between Malvern, Worcester, Warwick etc via Stratford 1863 January
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 734/108 Petition of Thomas Holland and others against West Midlands & GWR amalgamation bill 1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/1165 West Midland Railway: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/1166 West Midland Railway Amalgamation: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1863
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1066/1167 West Midland Railway Amalgamation: Parliamentary Bills and evidence. 1863
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/210 Box 20/6 Agreement between Electric Telegraph Company & Stephen Ballard for telegraph wire over land 1864
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 793/37 MR-GWR agreement costs of line Tewksbury - Malvern 1865 March
Dudley Archives and Local History Service DROU/A5/1 Coal Supply Book. Includes details of coal transported from an unidentified colliery, via the Midland Railway, to Gloucester, Dursley, Tewkesbury, Evesham, Malvern, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Birmingham, Worcester, Burton, and various other places. 1865-1876
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1014/31/2 Form giving details of constable's duty Malvern Wells signal box 1866 March
Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/1/1866 Midland Railway Act 1866
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 252/694 Assignment from Great Malvern Hotel to George Parsons of lease of refreshment rooms at Malvern Link, Great Malvern (also Foregate Street) 1869 April
Shropshire Archives 665/3/604 Excursion train leaflet, Whitsun holiday 1872
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 252/481 award of William Speed, ownership of Malvern Link 1873 August
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1053/62/144 accident report, collision near Malvern Link 1873 December 13
Shropshire Archives 665/3/1129 Excursion train leaflet, Whitsun holiday 1874
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/199/6 Suckley Road station. Top File No: R1177 1878
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/409/0310 Malvern Wells pumping house & bolier 1879
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1181/16 agreement GWR - Brown & Wesley refreshment room Malvern Link 1880 November
Worcester Archives 705/192/5589/40/v Cruchley's railway and station map of Worcester [shire] showing all the railways and names of stations, also the turnpike roads, gentlemen's seats, etc. Scale 3":7miles. [early 20th cent]. 1883-1907
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1181/21 Agreement GWR / Browning Wesley for letting refreshment rooms, Malvern Link 1885 May
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 252/853 agreement GWR - Browning and Wesley for bar or counter in waiting 1886
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/1313 ms Malvern water supply tracing 1888
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/210 Box 67/10 Contract repair of approaches to and roadway over bridge at Housell 1890
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/4 Agreement between GWR and John Robert Bartlett for cabman's shelter at Great Malvern 1892
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/601/4 correspondence Malvern Wells station. Top File R2080 1892
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/602/10 Cummings Crossing siding. Top file R11111 1892
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/404/0687 Malvern Wells new cottage 1894
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/404/0700 Malvern Wells new station 1895
Herefordshire Archives K13/71,72 Colwall parish council and parochial committee 1895-1899
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/833/6 Great Western: Henwick station. Top File No: R7676 1897-1898
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/919/10 Shrub Hill station. Top File No: R15544 1899
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/964/1 Great Western: Henwick station. Top File No: R11261 1899-1900
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1021/2 correspondence Malvern Wells Tunnel 1899-1901
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/409/0613 ms Malvern Wells various details 1900
Herefordshire Archives Q/RW/R82B Plans, land at Colwall. 1900 November
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1049/8 Malvern Wells top file R384 1900-1902
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/0046 ms Malvern Wells water supply bracket 1902
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/1318 ms Malvern Wells water supply 1902
Herefordshire Archives Q/RW/R82C Plans, land at Colwall. 1902
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1153/5 Worcester: Bridge over River Severn. Top File No: R4715 1903
Herefordshire Archives Q/RW/R83 deposited plans - alteration of level of road at Colwall 1904
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1411/5 :Great Western Railway: Worcester. Top File No: R12004 1904-1905
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1411/8 :Great Western Railway: Worcester. Top File No: R12023 1904-1905
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1375/1 correspondence re Colwall. Top file R8020 1905
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1835/3 Great Western: Bransford Road station. Top File No: R10040 1907-1909
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/1881/2 Ventilation Colwall Tunnel. Top file R2885 1908-1910
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/408/0246 ms Reconstruction of bridge at 128m13c (under bridge, Link Common) 1909
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/2015/2 Malvern Funicular Railway. Top File No: R7704. 1910-1911
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/408/0285 Malvern Link reconstruction of bridge at 128m1c (Worcester Road, now A449) 1912
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/210 Box 178/9 siding agreement with Colwall Park Granite Quarries, subsequent agreements and plans 1912-1936
The National Archives, Kew MT 6/2248/2 correspondence re Colwall. Top file R250 1913-1914
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/408/0293 ms Malvern Wells reconstruction of footbridge at 129m70c. Wrongly indexed!! The actual title is “GW Worcester & Hereford Line. Reconstruction of Public Footpath Bridge at 129m 70ch.” It details the reconstruction of the footpath underpass in its present form by the contractor Horseley & Co. Interestingly it is signed by both representatives of the contractor and (presumed William – illegible?) Grierson, the then Chief (Civil) Engineer of the GWR (1904-1923) and son of James Grierson, a previous Chief Engineer who went on to become General Manager. The drawing is dated 12 July 1915, and is marked as No 15 of 17 (no others listed) of Contract No 103, and GWR Engineer’s Office Paddington #60238. (from Chris Yates) 1915
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/409/0595 ms Malvern Wells station detail 1920
Gloucestershire Archives D2299/3612 Bruton, Knowles & Co correspondence re Colwall Tunnel. 1923-1926
The National Archives Rail 268/105 GWR Publication. Cathedrals and Famous Churches. 1925
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/403/1512 Malvern Link new 6 ton hand crane 1926
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/1252 ms Malvern Wells water supply 1926
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/408/0352 Colwall Tunnel underbridge at 0m16½c (mileage doesn't relate to any currently known bridge). Shows narrow gauge track and transhipment sheds and tunnel sections.
0m16½ is possibly intended to be 130m36 (as currently recorded by Network Rail) which makes it the subway mentioned in the 1923 Act to be widened.
1926
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/210 Box 265/16 Agreement between GWR and Archibald Reynolds for bus service at Great Malvern station. 1926
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/403/1513 Malvern Link water supply for auto engines 1927
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 788/798 Great Western Traffic Committee 23 January 1930 Malvern Link 1929 October
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1030/141 plans including Great Malvern 1929
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 788/1253 Malvern Link passimeter booking office 1932 June
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/404/1752 ms Great Malvern, Malvern Link water tanks 1934
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/404/1745 ms Malvern Wells water tanks 1934
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/0754 ms Malvern Wells water supply 1938
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/410/0635 ms Colwall Tunnel water supply 1938
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 788/653 Colwall Tunnel sidings for Admiralty 1939
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 1053/126/15 fatal accident to A E Powell at Mavern Wells 1940
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/403/1514 Colwall Tunnel sidings for Admiralty 1945
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/403/1515 Malvern Wells water supply, shows pipes to Imperial Hotel and Malvern Link. 1946
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/403/1516 Malvern Wells (LMS) station plan. Stamped by LMSR 21 11 1946 and GWR 14 9 1950. 1950
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/405/227 Malvern Wells (LMS) rights of way 1950
The National Archives, Kew AN 139/57 Stress test Great Malvern bridge 129m42c (Thirlstane Road under bridge) 1953 October
The National Archives, Kew MT 114/3113 Henwick, Worcestershire, between Worcester and Malvern: Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933 Section 42 Direction; British Transport Commission Act 1957 Section 66; installation of manned barriers with red flashing lights. 1957-1971
The National Archives, Kew MT 78/180/6 :Date: 12/04/1960; Legislation: Rights of Way: Stopping up of Highways (County of Worcester) (No. 6) Order, 1960; Statutory Instrument 1960, No. 733; Location: Footpath within the Parish of Leigh in the Rural District of Martley in the County of Worcester leading from Suckley Road to Alfrick Road (map attached). 1960
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre 2515/405/226 Malvern Sidings c1960
The National Archives, Kew MT 114/970 Newland East between Malvern Link and Worcester, Worcs: application for direction. 1965-1966
The National Archives, Kew MT 114/2931 Newland East, Worcestershire, between Malvern and Worcester: Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933 Section 42 Direction; site meeting; British Transport Commission Act 1957 Section 66; installation of manned barriers; inspection report. 1972-1976
The National Archives, Kew MT 114/3114 Henwick, Worcestershire, between Worcester and Malvern: British Transport Commission Act 1957 Section 66 amendment Order; delete reference to markings on barrier skirts. 1972-1976
The National Archives, Kew AN 18/1949 Opening of Great Malvern Station (Worcestershire): general correspondence.
Not available until 1 January 2019.
1987 Nov 01 - 1988 Jul 31
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 282/1441 Great Western Railway Company: Signal and Telegraph Records. Malvern Link. undated
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 282/1442 Great Western Railway Company: Signal and Telegraph Records. Old Index No. 2616 Great Malvern. undated
The National Archives, Kew RAIL 282/1443 Great Western Railway Company: Signal and Telegraph Records. Colwall. undated
Gloucestershire Archives D5749/428/6
D5749/428/7
D5749/428/8
D5749/428/9
L E Copeland railway photographs. undated
Herefordshire Archives K13/69 Ballard Papers railway material. undated