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Thurston Railway Station, Thurston

Description: Thurston Railway Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281257

OS Grid Reference: TL9182465030
OS Grid Coordinates: 591824, 265030
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2500, 0.8087

Location: 1 Station Hill, Thurston, Suffolk IP31 3QT

Locality: Thurston
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3QT

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Listing Text


1/154 Thurston Railway Station


Former railway station on the Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich line, now (apart from
the platform) a printing works. 1846, by Frederick Barnes of Ipswich for the
Ipswich, Bury and Norwich Railway. In the Baroque manner. Red brick with
quoins and dressings of gault brick. A band of gault brick at 1st and 2nd
floors and beneath upper window cills. Roofs mainly plaintiled, partly
slated. Chimneys of red brick with gault brick quoins. Complex plan form: 3-
storey centre block, deeply recessed between two narrow 3-storey wings; 2-
storey ranges of one window to left and right. Ground storey windows with
flat arches of gauged brick and small-pane casements. The hipped-roofed
centre block has a large window with wooden mullions and transomes at the
upper levels. The parapet-gabled wings have tall round-headed windows with
keystones of gault brick, above oeil-de-boeuf windows with 4 keystones. All
windows have splayed heads and reveals. An open entrance porch with 3
archways on brick piers: the central archway has rusticated voussoirs and is
much the widest and highest. A parapet over the entrance links the two wings,
and has moulded stone copings; the shouldered segmental form follows the
radius of the arch below. Although the station building is separately
occupied, the platform remains in use with a canopy cantilevered on cast iron
columns: the valance is renewed at the front in plain vertical boarding, but
at the side retains its scalloped profile.

Listing NGR: TL9182465030

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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