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Former Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Description: Former Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 168174

OS Grid Reference: TQ5786738463
OS Grid Coordinates: 557867, 138463
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1237, 0.2545

Location: Linden Park Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HJ

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN4 8HJ

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Listing Text

Former Tunbridge Wells
West Railway Station
TQ 53 NE
Railway station building on former London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.
1866; possibly designed by the Chief Engineer, F Dale Banister, designer of
other station buildings on the line. Red brick with fancy ashlar and black brick
dressings; slate hipped roof; brick stacks. Two storey, ten bay centre block,
which is flanked on west firstly by narrow, two storey, gable fronted wing and,
secondly, by single storey, seven bay wing; flanked on east by three storey
tower with pyramidal roof truncated by square louvred cupola with weathervane.
Centre block with brick and stone plinth and with series of nine round-arched
windows and one similarly arched doorway on ground floor, with brick and stone
voussoirs and decorated ashlar impost band connecting the windows; sash windows.
Ashlar band to first floor; basket headed first floor windows, with band at eaves.
Serrated brick eaves with ashlar cornice on foliated brackets. Similar platform
elevation with C19 iron columns and boarded canopy. Interior: booking hall with
contemporary panelled ceiling and round-arched three bay columned arcade; similar
columns along boundary with former ticket office. Tower: round-headed sash
windows, two to ground and three to first floor; on second floor, continuous
splayed cill band to tall round-headed brick and ashlar arch on stumpy columns
enclosing circular clock face. The engine shed and loading bay buildings are not
of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ5910539794

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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