2 April 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 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.
|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notices were followed by a corresponding Act of Parliament as the bill concerned my have failed standing orders, been withdrawn, been lost, or substantially altered during the parliamentary process.|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 are everything that does not fit within the primary definition above. It includes all published works, no matter how trustworthy the author.
|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.|
|M1||British Railways, London Midland Region, Midland Lines weekly notices of engineering works.|
|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).
|ME1||British Railways, London Midland Region, Midland Lines weekly notices of engineering works.|
|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.|
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.
|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
|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.
|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|
|L E Copeland railway photographs.||undated|
|Herefordshire Archives||K13/69||Ballard Papers railway material.||undated|