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Latitude: 52.8938 / 52°53'37"N
Longitude: -3.0372 / 3°2'14"W
OS Eastings: 330316
OS Northings: 333434
OS Grid: SJ303334
Mapcode National: GBR 74.PLQT
Mapcode Global: WH89Q.9JYC
Entry Name: Gobowen Railway Station Including Station Name Boards
Listing Date: 21 April 1981
Last Amended: 2 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1054224
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255745
Location: Selattyn and Gobowen, Shropshire, SY11
Civil Parish: Selattyn and Gobowen
Built-Up Area: Gobowen
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Gobowen All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SELATTYN AND GOBOWEN C.P. GOBOWEN
SJ 33 SW
5/32 Gobowen Railway Station
including station name-
boards (formerly listed
21.4.81 as Gobowen Railway
Railway station. Circa 1848 by Thomas Penson Jun. on the Shrewsbury and
Chester Railway with later additions and alterations. Stuccoed red brick
on moulded stone plinth; low-pitched hipped slate roofs have brick and ashlar
ridge stacks with moulded capping and dentilled cornices. Italianate style.
2 storeys. Entrance side has 3-storey rectangular tower projecting to right
with finial to low-pitched pyramidal roof and modillioned eaves cornice.
'Belfry' has blind round-headed arches with balustrade. 2-bay centre section
has round-headed sash windows to first floor, paired to right, with continuous
moulded impost bands and interlacing wheel decoration to aprons. Glazing
bar sashes in lugged architraves to ground floor. Projecting left range
has paired round-headed sash windows to first floor. Tall double doors
to centre approached by flight of 3 steps and flanked by round-arched sash
windows. Single-storey exedra to left with dentilled cornice and 4-paned
sashes in lugged architraves. Platform side has bracketed canopy, removed
at time of resurvey (April 1986) to top end of platform but continued, supported
by cast-iron columns, to south; cusped quatrefoils to spandrels of brackets.
Footbridge linking down-line side with up-line side has latticed cast-iron
girders to covered walk-way. Single-storey yellow brick range to up-
line side with round-arched sash windows and doorways; ornamental cast-iron
brackets supporting canopy. Later platform canopy to south of footbridge.
Station name-boardslettered "GOBOWEN / FOR / OSWESTRY" between cast-iron
columns with moulded capping at north end of up -line platform and south
end of down-line platform. Extensive restoration was in progress at time
of resurvey (April 1986). Peter E. Baughan, A Regional Histony of the Railways
of Great Britain, Vol X1, North and Mid Wales (1980) pp. 38-9.
Listing NGR: SJ3031633434
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