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Leatherhead Station, Leatherhead

Description: Leatherhead Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 July 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 290562

OS Grid Reference: TQ1630356868
OS Grid Coordinates: 516303, 156868
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2991, -0.3332

Location: 2 Station Approach, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7SQ

Locality: Leatherhead
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT22 7SQ

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Listing Text

TQ/15/NE Randalls Road
3/153 (north side, off)

Leatherhead Station


Railway station. 1867, by C.H.Driver, for the London, Brighton and South Coast
Railway Company; altered. Red brick with stone and polychrome brick dressings,
red tile roofs. Two ranges of buildings, one each side of the tracks, including
station master's house, ticket office and booking hall on west (up) side, waiting
rooms, goods rooms, and passenger subway. Neo-Romanesque style. The principal
range on the west side has a single-storey 5-bay centre, the station master's
house forming a projecting 2-storey wing at the left (north) end with a tower at
the corner of the re-entrant, and a single-storey crosswing at the other end. The
central range has an arcade of brick piers with moulded stone imposts and
round-headed arches, each under a 2-centred extrados and hoodmould, that at
the left end with the doorway to the booking hall and the others with sashed
windows, and the whole under a very prominent horizontal canopy with a fretted
fringe, supported by slender iron columns with ornamental brackets. To the left
is an Italianate tower which has a porch of 2 stout columns with foliated
capitals supporting a pediment, a single-light window with a keystone above, a
polychrome zig-zag band round the top, a Lombard frieze, and pyramidal roof;
and next to this, the gable wall of the house has coupled arched windows with a
similar column at ground floor, and an arched sashed window above. At the other
end of the main range is a wide single-storey gable with similar coupled round-
headed sashed windows which have a central shaft with foliated capital and
banded extradoses, the whole enclosed by a polychrome-banded relieving arch
with a keystone; and continued to the right of this is a flat-roofed single-storey
external covered passage (to the subway) with small windows, backing onto a
screen wall. On the platform side of this range the principal elements have
round-headed openings visually linked by a continuous impost band decorated with
various forms of carved foliation, the house has triple sashes at 1st floor with
large cast-iron crestings on the sills; and continued at the left end is a screen
wall with a 10-bay blind arcade (3 arches covered by a wooden bookstall). The
range on the east (down) side of the tracks has a waiting room with 4 tall
round-headed doorways to the platform, a 12-bay blind-arcaded screen wall
continued to the left; its outer side has inter alia a porch with columns which
have stiff-leaf capitals, 6 round-headed sashes to the waiting room, and a
covered passage to the subway like the other. The platform canopies on both
sides are modern replacements which are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ1630356868

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Source: English Heritage

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