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Description: Richmond Garden and Farm Supply Centre
Date Listed: 4 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322182
OS Grid Reference: NZ1765200870
OS Grid Coordinates: 417652, 500870
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4030, -1.7296
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ST MARTINS RICHMONDSHIRE RECREATION
NZ 10 SE CENTRE
4/116 Richmond Garden and Farm
4.3.69 (formerly listed as
Richmond Railway Station)
Railway passenger station, now garden centre. c1846. By G T Andrews for
George Hudson's Great North of England Railway. Sandstone rubble with
ashlar dressings, Welsh slate and glass roof. Jacobethan style. Triple-
depth plan. Single-storey; 9-bay train-shed fronted by 11-bay office range
with 5-bay porte-cochère further to the front. Plinth. Quoins. Porte-
cochère: arcade of moulded 4-centred arches divided by stepped buttresses.
String with gargoyles, parapet. Inner wall, from left: 3-light mullion and
transom window; leaved door in surround with moulded stop-chamfered jambs
and with moulded corbels supporting lintel; part-glazed leaved door with
similar jambs and 3-light mullioned overlight; 2-light mullion and transom
window; main entrance door with Perpendicular-style traceried panelling and
wicket-door, in hollow-moulded pointed-arched doorway with label. To right
of porte-cochère: three 2-light mullion and transom windows; gabled
slightly-projecting bay with canted-bay window with lead roof; two 2-light
mullion and transom windows. String, parapet. Welsh slate roofs, taller
over porte-cochère. Ashlar copings to left section and also at right end.
Tall ashlar stacks with strings and cornices: square at end left; double-
octagon between bays 2 and 3; lozenge at right end of porte-cochère; single
octagon to left of gabled bay; double-octagon to right of gabled bay.
Behind, glazed 2-span roof of train shed. To left of porte-cochère: single-
storey lower range supporting wrought-iron water tank with roundel bearing
legend "E THOMPSON YORK 1854". Rear elevation of train shed: 9 bays divided
by stepped buttresses. 8 cross windows, the fifth bay blind. Glass roof
over bays 2-8 slightly raised with louvred ventilator below at junction with
Welsh slate roof. Left return: twin openings to train shed, now with C20
glazing below herringbone timber panelling in gables, each with a 2-light
window, a tie-beam decorated with tracery and traceried bargeboards. Right
return: to left, set back, lower gable of office range with 2-light mullion
and transom window; twin gables of train shed with canted-bay window with
stone roof in centre and double mullion and transom window to right.
Interior: rooms in office range retain their panelled doors, cornices and
some fireplaces. Ticket fixture in former ticket office. Shutters to
windows from parcels office onto platform. Train shed: roof valley carried
on octagonal hollow cast-iron columns, one bearing maker's name "JOHN WALKER
YORK" (iron founder to Queen Victoria 1847-1853 and maker of the railings
and gates for the British Museum, 1851). The connecting beams in the form
of 4-centred arches, with flat castings of Perpendicular-Tudor motifs in the
spandrels. Suspension roof to train-shed spans. The station complex at
Richmond forms an important group of railway buildings and is almost
complete, only the goods station and coal-staithes having been demolished.
The passenger station is of outstanding architectural importance, being one
of the best of many good stations designed by G T Andrews for George Hudson
(several now demolished), and executed with particularly high quality
materials and craftsmanship. It formed the terminus of the Richmond branch
line from Darlington. Biddle G & Nock O S, The Railway Heritage of Britain
(1983), p 38; Malden J "The Walker Ironfoundry, York, c1825-1923", York
Historian vol 1 (1976) pp 37-52.
Listing NGR: NZ1765200870
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