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Description: Wareham Railway Station
Date Listed: 8 April 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 108027
OS Grid Reference: SY9195588135
OS Grid Coordinates: 391955, 88135
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6928, -2.1152
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Wareham Railway Station
SY 9188 3/171
1886. Built by London and South Western Railway when the Wareham-swanage branch
was opened. The original Southampton and Dorchester Railway station had been
further east, but was moved to the present site in 1864. Red brick with ashlar
dressings. Pitched tile roof. Red brick stacks with ashlar coping. 1 storey
with attics. 2 coped gables with finials and kneelers; that to east shaped, topped
with pediment, and with 3 pilasters taking cornice half way up; that to west has
stone mullioned window, with full entablature and pediment over central part.
Between gables is 1 attic dormer with pargetted front, pitched roof and casements.
2 one-storey extensions with coved eaves cornices at either end. Centre of roof
ridge crowned by octagonal turret, with ogival lead roof and weather-vane. Casement
windows on yard side. Sashes on platform side.
Platform shelters taken on cast iron columns of eclectic design with ornamental
cast iron spandrels which support roof trusses. Pitched corrugated iron roofs
with cut wooden valances. Weatherboard and panelled shelters with contemporary
benches on up platform. Elaborate columns gas standards on both platforms east
and west of shelters.
Listing NGR: SY9195588135
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Source: English Heritage
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