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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 13 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Fenny Compton is a little village in Warwickshire. The location is on the Chiltern line Between Leamington Spa and Banbury.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is multiple units run by Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country Services.
DB Schenker and Freightliner provide frequent freight movements.
Environment
This location is a busy road bridge which crosses the line and the canal. Cars often pass at speed here, so be careful!
Road directions
From Banbury:
Take the A423 North towards Southam. You will notice a couple turnings for Cropredy, and a couple for Claydon on your right hand side. Once you have passed these, you`re almost there. The bridge is just before you reach Fenny Compton, but you really can`t miss it! However, if you pass the 'Wharf Inn' on your left, then yes, you`ve missed it!

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Fenny Compton, Banbury Road map co-ordinates
Parking
You can 'bump' up and park on the bridge itself, but just a few yards further down the road are a couple of places where you can tuck in safely from the busy road.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are a couple of pubs in the village of Fenny Compton itself, the nearest being the Wharf Inn (which you cannot miss, and is highly recommended.) A cup of tea can also be had at the Bygones museum in nearby Claydon.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Fenny Compton, Banbury Road

Googly map
Streetmap links
Fenny Compton, Banbury Road general view map
Fenny Compton, Banbury Road close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Fenny Compton, Banbury Road



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Photographic notes
Shots can be had from both sides of the bridge. However, for shots looking west, you will need a zoom lens to avoid the unsightly enclosure to the fore. Shadows creeping across the line can also be troublesome at certain times of the year.
The shot looking east can be considered better, and is a reasonable evening shot. Shame they got rid of the semaphores though...


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2- Looking east


Fig 2- Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


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