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North Road Railway Station (Now Railway Museum), Darlington

Description: North Road Railway Station (Now Railway Museum)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110718

OS Grid Reference: NZ2891015712
OS Grid Coordinates: 428910, 515712
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5359, -1.5547

Location: Station Road, Darlington DL3 6RQ

Locality: Darlington
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL3 6RQ

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Listing Text

North Road Railway Station
(Now Railway Museum)
(Formerly listed under
North Read)
NZ 2815 2/127 28.4.52.


Circa 1840, replacing or enlarging the original terminus of the Stockton and Darlington
Railway opened 1825.
Long front building having 2-storey, 6-window centre with a loggia whose 7 cast
iron columns support a bracketed timber cornice. Long, single-storey side wings
of differing lenth and irregular fenestration. Walls now roughcast. Slated roofs
with eaves soffits and chimney stacks of conjoined hexagonal ashlar shafts at ends
of centre block; similar paired or single shafts to wings. Plain, timber-roofed
train shed at rear in 2 unequal spans with row of cast iron columns. Short flanking
sheds with cast iron supports to lean-to roofs against the front building. Good
example of early, straight forward railway station. Now in use as a railway museum.
Graded for its association with the 1st public railway in England.

Listing NGR: NZ2891015712

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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