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Wolferton Station Downside, Sandringham

Description: Wolferton Station Downside

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 222166

OS Grid Reference: TF6605128541
OS Grid Coordinates: 566051, 328541
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8288, 0.4633

Location: Wolferton, Norfolk PE31 6HA

Locality: Sandringham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 6HA

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Listing Text

TF 62 NE
(downside, NW side)
2/74 Downside
Former station buildings, now private house and museum to the downside (north-
west) platform, including suite of royal reception and retiring rooms, 1898,
by W.N. Ashbee, architect to the Great Eastern Railway. Carstone with brick
dressings and half-timbering, plain tiles renewed. Single storey range of
Royal Suite to right, link of 1969 at centre to public waiting rooms to left.
Small carstone to ground floor below window level, upper ground floor half
timbered with rendered panels. Royal Suite: of 3 bays, the centre bay breaks
forward under projecting gabled roof supported by brackets with large Tudor
roses, wall plate to facade and returns with carved Tudor rose and flower
decoration, a cross stack to either side of central bay. Central double
leaved doors with linenfold panelling; gable above with Prince of Wales
feathers and motto within Garter in plaster; leaded windows to 1st and 3rd
bay of 3 lights with transoms, each window under gablet with barge board
and drop finial; similar barge boards to central gable; right return with
2 tall narrow leaded windows; to right small flat roofed extension in
carstone and brick with clear leaded lights to openings, double leaved part
glazed door with linenfold panelling under 4-centred arch with carved
spandrels, frieze above of Tudor roses and flowers. Attached carstone wall
to rear of platform with 4-centred arch in carstone with carved spandrels,
low gates. Interior: fittings complete and unaltered, oak panelling,
8-panelled doors with gold plated fittings, plaster ceilings and cornice
friezes, fire places with glazed brick surrounds; suite comprises central
reception room with opposing double leaved doors to platform and forecourt,
marble fire place, Prince's Room to right with marble fire place having oak
mantelpiece across rear angle, washroom to right with original WC and urinal.
Princess's Room to left with marble fire place, washroom with original WC.
Equerry's corridor to right between platform and Prince's Room: panelled,
double-leaved part-glazed doors with leaded lights and linenfold panelling
to platform and outside. Public Waiting Rooms: to left, now private house
plus link of 1969 to match reusing window formerly to left return of Royal
Suite: 3 bays, single storey. 1st bay forms archway to platform with canopied
entrance under hipped roof supported by cast iron brackets incorporating
St. George's cross; bays 2 and 3 with 2-light leaded windows, cross stack
between bays 2 and 3. Platform: canopy to platform with fretwork verge and
glazed roof lights, octagonal wooden posts. Forms a group with the Clockhouse
q.v. 2/79 and The Original q.v. 2/81. Article in The Sphere, Dec. 8th 1900,

Listing NGR: TF6605128541

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Source: English Heritage

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