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)
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