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Farncombe Railway Station with Attached Footbridge Former Railway Station Building, Godalming

Description: Farncombe Railway Station with Attached Footbridge Former Railway Station Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 291491

OS Grid Reference: SU9760145140
OS Grid Coordinates: 497601, 145140
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1972, -0.6045

Location: Station Road, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3LJ

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 3LJ

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Listing Text

SU 9745 SE
(south east side),
Farncombe Railway Station
8.8.90 with attached footbridge

Railway station, part now commercial premises, with attached footbridge. 1897
for the London and South Western Railway Company. Red brick on Flemish bond
with ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. The station is staggered, the longer
main range on north-west side of track linked by footbridge to shorter range,
which is now a commercial premise. One storey with attics. In Tudor style
having plinths, quoins, chamfered quoined openings, the windows flat-headed and
with hoodmoulds on entrance elevations, the doorways with 4-centred arches and
diagonally-boarded doors; eaves cornice; decorative ridge tiles and finials;
tall chimneys with cornices and ribbing. Main range: entrance elevation: 9
bays. Projecting central entrance bay, formerly under flat canopy, has large
double-door below small-paned overlight. 2-light windows, apart from 1-light
window to bay 2 and window of 3 stepped lights to bay 8, all with wooden
transoms and small-paned upper lights. Projecting, gabled, end bays have blind
attic windows and arch-braced bargeboards, formerly with balusters in apex. 4
cross-ridge stacks. Set back on right, 3-bay screen wall with string and roll-
moulded coping (part replaced); left bay projects and has entrance (to platform
and footbridge) with decorative wrought-iron double-gate; blind window of three
4-centred-arched lights to right, and 1-light window further right flanked by
offset buttresses. Platform elevation: original doorways and windows; decora-
tive iron gates to archway on left; hipped, part-glazed, platform canopy has
steel frame supported by fluted iron columns with decorative braces and fretted
wooden eaves board. Footbridge of riveted steel panels, each decorated with a
raised flower; wooden walkway and steps; former canopy removed. Subsidiary
station range: entrance elevation of 3 bays having 3 windows, inserted door (on
left), raised verges with gableted kneelers and roll-moulded coping, and one
cross-ridge stack. On right, 3-bay screen wall treated as that of main range.
Platform elevation has all doors and windows bricked up; platform canopy as
This station is situated only 1.6 Km away from the pre-existing Godalming
Station, Station Road (q.v.). It is said to have been built at the instigation
of General Marshall, a director of the railway company, who lived nearby at
Broadwater (Godalming Trust, Memories of Farncombe and Godalming with Supplement
(1987), (p12).
Photograph held at Station shows it in its former, complete, state.

Listing NGR: SU9760145140

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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