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Gobowen Railway Station Including Station Name Boards, Selattyn and Gobowen

Description: Gobowen Railway Station Including Station Name Boards

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 April 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 255745

OS Grid Reference: SJ3031633434
OS Grid Coordinates: 330316, 333434
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8938, -3.0372

Location: B5069, Selattyn, Shropshire SY11 3JR

Locality: Selattyn and Gobowen
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 3JR

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Listing Text

SJ 33 SW
5/32 Gobowen Railway Station
including station name-
boards (formerly listed
21.4.81 as Gobowen Railway
Railway station. Circa 1848 by Thomas Penson Jun. on the Shrewsbury and
Chester Railway with later additions and alterations. Stuccoed red brick
on moulded stone plinth; low-pitched hipped slate roofs have brick and ashlar
ridge stacks with moulded capping and dentilled cornices. Italianate style.
2 storeys. Entrance side has 3-storey rectangular tower projecting to right
with finial to low-pitched pyramidal roof and modillioned eaves cornice.
'Belfry' has blind round-headed arches with balustrade. 2-bay centre section
has round-headed sash windows to first floor, paired to right, with continuous
moulded impost bands and interlacing wheel decoration to aprons. Glazing
bar sashes in lugged architraves to ground floor. Projecting left range
has paired round-headed sash windows to first floor. Tall double doors
to centre approached by flight of 3 steps and flanked by round-arched sash
windows. Single-storey exedra to left with dentilled cornice and 4-paned
sashes in lugged architraves. Platform side has bracketed canopy, removed
at time of resurvey (April 1986) to top end of platform but continued, supported
by cast-iron columns, to south; cusped quatrefoils to spandrels of brackets.
Footbridge linking down-line side with up-line side has latticed cast-iron
girders to covered walk-way. Single-storey yellow brick range to up-
line side with round-arched sash windows and doorways; ornamental cast-iron
brackets supporting canopy. Later platform canopy to south of footbridge.
Station name-boardslettered "GOBOWEN / FOR / OSWESTRY" between cast-iron
columns with moulded capping at north end of up -line platform and south
end of down-line platform. Extensive restoration was in progress at time
of resurvey (April 1986). Peter E. Baughan, A Regional Histony of the Railways
of Great Britain, Vol X1, North and Mid Wales (1980) pp. 38-9.

Listing NGR: SJ3031633434

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Source: English Heritage

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