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Central Railway Station, Bournemouth

Description: Central Railway Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101762

OS Grid Reference: SZ0967091986
OS Grid Coordinates: 409670, 91986
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7274, -1.8643

Location: Coach House Place, Bournemouth BH8 8EH

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH8 8EH

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
1.
5186 HOLDENHURST ROAD
(North West Side)
Central Railway Station
SZ 0991 20/187 1.8.74

II

The entry shall be amended to read:-
BOURNEMOUTH
SZ0991NE HOLDENHURST
ROAD
768-/20/187 Central Railway Station

01/08/74
II
Railway station. 1885, built to the designs of William Jacomb, engineer to the London and
South-Western Railway. Red brick walls to partly covered shed spanned by width of 4
tracks by 12 immense cross-braced riveted wrought-iron trusses, with criss-cross pattern of
struts, on open foliage brackets of iron; glazed only over platforms, with 3 shallow and
pitched roofs on each side, originally covered by a glazed roof of 9 longitudinal sections (the
centre 3 having been removed). 2 storeys. The glazed screens at either end have been
dismantled. 22 bays on southern elevation (downside) with very large buttresses in the form
of brick consoles to 13 of these bays; smaller buttresses of smaller outline elsewhere. Upper
storey has triplets of slender segmental-headed windows of moulded brick, separated by brick
buttress piers, each topped by stucco cornice and pediment (over 2 rows of brick dentils).
Projecting forebuilding with segmental-headed windows and metal canopy; single-storey
annexe to east. Similar northern elevation (upside) with 2-storey projection for refreshment
rooms and offices and Jacobethan-style pedimented entrance. Goods shed attached to east,
in similar style with semi-circular arches, open to platform side, and lattice-girder roof.
Elevations to platforms have brick pilasters on stucco fluted bases, doorcases also stucco;
alternate pilasters crowned by miniature coupled pilasters and pediment. The most elaboorate
of the stations designed in the Queen Anne style for the LSWR. Similar roofs, supported on
cross girders rather than trusses, were built at Carlisle of 1847 by Sir William Tite and
Stoke-on-Trent of 1848 by H.A. Hunt.

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1.
5186 HOLDENHURST ROAD
(North West Side)
central Railway Station
SZ 0991 20/187 1.8.74.

II.

2.
1885-6, for Trio and South Western Railway, the largest example of their stations
in the Shaw style. Partially covered shed of big openwork girders, with criss-cross
of struts, on openwork foliage brackets of iron. Glazed only over platform
with 3 shallow pitched roofs on each aide. Supported on each side by vast red
brick structure, 2 storeys, 22 bays on southern flank (down side). Very large
buttresses in form of brick consoles to 13 of these bays, smaller buttresses
of similar outline elsewhere. Upper storey has triplets of slender segment-headed
windows of moulded brick, separated by brick buttress-piers, each topped by stucco
cornice and pediment (over 2 rows of brick dentils). Projecting forebuilding
with segment-headed windows and metal canopy (altered); single-storey annexe
to east. Similar northern flank (up side), with 2-storey projection for Refreshment
Rooms and offices, Jacobean-type pedimented entrance. Goods shed attached to
east. Elevations to platforms have brick pilasters on stucco fluted bases, doorcases
also stucco. Alternate pilasters crowned by miniature coupled pilasters and
pediment.


Listing NGR: SZ0967091986

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Source: English Heritage

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