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Description: Whitley Bay Station Main Building with Train Shed
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303433
OS Grid Reference: NZ3570871868
OS Grid Coordinates: 435708, 571868
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0401, -1.4428
WHITLEY BAY STATION ROAD
NZ 37 SE
5/184 Whitley Bay Station:
main building with train
Railway station passenger building and train shed. Dated 1910 on tower. For
North Eastern Railway Co; engineer William Bell. Brick with ashlar quoins and
dressings and ashlar-coped plinth; Welsh slate roof with glass lights and stone
gable copings; lead tower roof. Free Baroque style. One storey, 25 bays in all.
Ventral symmetrical 9-bay block has 3-stage tower over porch; and end porches,
all open-arched and gabled, with alternate-block jambs and brick-and-stone keyed
arches; quoins, eaves and gable bands, and ball finials to end porches. Tower
has 3-light ground floor window, round-headed openings in 2 upper stages; clock
in third stage with keyed surround. Stone garlands under dentilled eaves cornice;
parapet with pilasters and shaped coping. Ogee-hipped roof with tall spike finial.
Windows between porches have stone mullions and round heads. 9-bay left wing
has gables over end bay and over central door, and keyed elliptical heads to wood
mullioned-and-transomed windows; 7-bay right wing has elliptical head to door,
in end bay, and keyed round-headed windows with door inserted in fourth bay.
Interior shows arcaded ticket office with fat, banded Ionic pilasters. Train
shed: rear panelled brick wall and cast iron Ionic columns on octagonal plinths;
girders with pierced spandrels containing shields support glazed roof.
Listing NGR: NZ3570871868
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Source: English Heritage
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