HS2 High Speed Rail line passes through the National Agricultural Centre next to Stareton (Stoneleigh Park).

The position for the multi-track line cuts the historic Stoneleigh landscape in half, severing Stoneleigh Abbey from its former estate.  The line will be lowered into a cutting on the approach to the Agricultural centre, running under Stoneleigh Road & the River Avon.

1776 Matthias Baker's map of the Stoneleigh Estate (SBRTO, DR 671/30a) copyright Stoneleigh Abbey Ltd

1597 John Goodwine's map of the Stoneleigh estate copyright Stoneleigh Abbey Ltd (SBTRO,DR 671/3)

For more information see the following web site links:

HS2 Action Ahttp://www.hs2actionalliance.org/lliance

Government Department for Transport - High Speed Rail