Station Name: BANBURY MERTON STREET
[Source: Nick Catford]
1966 1:2500 OS map. Although the station was still open for goods traffic when the survey for this map was made it is shown as Terminus (disused). To the east of the station the cattle pens have been extened and further east the large cattle market is shown. Midland Marts had set up a livestock centre here towards the end of the Pre Grouping period and which was destined to become the largest such centre in Britain. Midland Marts long outlived the railway at Merton Street, not finally closing their Banbury premises until 4 June 1998. A goods dock is seen to the south of the goods yard identified as 'platform'. This woukd have been there much earlier but is not identified as such on earlier maps. The weighbridge and office has been relocated for a third time to the north of the goods shed.