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Description: Knighton Railway Station
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 257683
OS Grid Reference: SO2907372387
OS Grid Coordinates: 329073, 272387
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3450, -3.0426
STOWE C.P. STATION ROAD (east side),
SO 27 SE
10/175 Knighton Railway Station
Railway station. Dated 1860 with minor later additions and alterations.
Regularly coursed and dressed rock-faced limestone rubble with ashlar dressings.
Machine tile roofs with fishscale bands and ornamental cresting, of truncated
pyramidal form to right pavilion of entrance front and half-hipped to right
part of former station-master's accommodation. Gothic style. One and 2
storeys. Entrance front has low centre section with rectangular corner pavilion
slightly projecting to right. Former station-master's house attached to
left has projecting half-hipped range with catslide roof on one side to right.
Station building has paired lancets with roundel above to ground floor of
pavilion and to right of centre section, latter partly destroyed by insertion
of C20 casement. Segmental-pointed window to centre of centre section also
disfigured by insertion of C20 casement; C19 window opening to left also has
C20 casement. C19 rectangular chamfered openings with C20 casements to either
side of Gothic-style window in pavilion with gabled eaves dormer in roof slope
directly above. 2 prominent bracketed open gables with elaborately cusped
bargeboards and decorated pendants to centre range over small cusped roundels.
Former station-master's house has wooden mullioned and transomed C19 window
on each floor to projecting range, that to ground floor with segmental-pointed
head. Main range has mullioned and transomed window on ground floor and
gabled half-dormer directly above. Lean-to porch in angle with projecting
range has pointed window with blind trefoil to head to front and pointed doorway
to left. Mixed stone and red brick end stacks with octagonal ceramic chimney
pots to left and right of centre range of station building and similar internal
end stack to left of former station-master's house. Platform side has similar
window openings to front, although less altered by insertion of C20 casements.
Single-chamfered pointed doorway flanked by 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows to centre section. Date "1860" on blind cusped quatrefoil to rear
gable of former station-master's house. Low flat-roofed range attached to
right of house has doorways with segmental-pointed heads to centre and right
and infilled square-headed window to left. Built for the Knighton Railway
which was engineered by Henry Robertson.
Listing NGR: SO2907372387
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Source: English Heritage
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