Description: Warkworth Station
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237244
OS Grid Reference: NU2332906701
OS Grid Coordinates: 423329, 606701
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3538, -1.6336
WARKWORTH WARKWORTH STATION
NU 20 NW
10/353 Warkworth Station
Railway station, now divided into 2 private houses, c.1847 by Benjamin Green
for the Newcastle and Berwick Railway Co. Squared tooled stone with raised
tooled ashlar quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roofs. Main part H-plan, with
single storey wings to south and north-east and outshut on north. Tudor style.
East elevation: Main part 2 storeys on tall basement, 1 + 1 + 1 bays.
Recessed centre has renewed door at head of external stair (partly collapsed
at time of survey) with single and 2-light windows on left, and central gabled
dormer holding 2-light window. Gabled left end bay has flight of 17 steps up
to portico; flanking walls have pitched coping and end piers with chamfered
plinths and pyramidal caps. Portico has diagonal buttresses and 3 pointed
arches (left with door), with old margined glazing, below a moulded parapet;
one similar arch on each return of portico; 3-light window above. Inside
portico centre-opening panelled door flanked by 8-pane sashes. Gabled right
end bay behind lower projecting L-plan wing; inner return shows 4-panel door
with 3-light window to left, and renewed window in gabled half dormer. Far
left lower part with boarded door to basement; two single and one 2-light
window above; left return shows canted bay window. Most windows are 8-pane
sashes; slits in gables. All openings in raised chamfered surrounds with
extended lintels, sill and mid-blocks; some under straight drip-moulds.
Gables coped on moulded kneelers, some retaining ball finials. Stepped-and-
corniced stacks,with diagonally-set multiple shafts, on ridges and some gables.
Rear elevation to railway: Cross wings extend to flank platform canopy, now
with C20 part-glazed front wall; above canopy an empty clock surround and 2
windows in gabled half dormers. Wing to right has 2-storey canted bay. Lower
part to far right also has canopy with C20 part-glazed front wall.
Interior: Platform canopies have arcades of timber posts with wavy braces to
axial and transverse members. Several contemporary fireplaces. The room with
the canted bay in the single-storey south wing is said to have been the Duke
of Northumberland's private waiting room.
Listing NGR: NU2332906701
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