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Description: Hatch Beauchamp Railway Station
Date Listed: 22 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 270942
OS Grid Reference: ST3050220398
OS Grid Coordinates: 330502, 120398
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9788, -2.9913
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ST 3020-3120 (East side, off)
12/30 . Hatch Beauchamp
Former railway station. c1865 for the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company. Red
brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Single storey.
Symmetrical 5-bay elevation, the end bays projecting slightly. Chamfered ashlar
quoins to angles; plinth with chamfered ashlar band; impost band; moulded eaves
band. Openings have round arches supported on corbelled imposts, the doorways
quoined and with keystones, the 4-pane windows with pilaster jambs and corbelled
sills; all openings have fanlights, some boarded up. Deep eaves to hipped,
oversailing roof carried by long iron brackets with cusped tracery to spandrels.
Two cross-ridge stacks, south-eastern one truncated, north-western one with
plinth and corbelled cornice. South-west front has central, 4-panel double-door,
upper panels glazed. Similar doorway to centre of north-east front, which has
paired windows to end bays. 2-bay south-east gable has doorway on right. 3-bay
north-west end has bricked up window on left and 6-panel doors to centre and
The design of the station is derivative from plans by Brunel. The building is
situated on the Taunton to Chard line, on which work was begun in 1864 and
completed by 1866. It has similarities with the railway stations at Chard and
Ilminster (q.q.v) which also served this line.
Listing NGR: ST3050220398
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Source: English Heritage
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