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Widnes North Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Widnes, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3785 / 53°22'42"N

Longitude: -2.7339 / 2°44'1"W

OS Eastings: 351278

OS Northings: 387104

OS Grid: SJ512871

Mapcode National: GBR 9YBC.XL

Mapcode Global: WH87J.ZBBS

Entry Name: Widnes North Railway Station

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56060

Location: Halton, WA8

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Birchfield

Built-Up Area: Widnes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Widnes St John

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


2/98 Widnes North Railway


Station, 1872. Brown brick walls with sandstone plinth and slate roof
and alternate treble courses of plain and shaped slates and with lead
roll ridges. 1 storey, 8 bays, cross bays on H plan. Cross wing
gable bargeboards, supported by gallows brackets, are carved in 3
different designs. The platform canopy has a 3 arched fascia with
dagger, trefoil and diamond in quatrefoil motifs, supported on 4 cast
iron octagonal columns. Walls have beaded quoins. Slightly
Gothic-headed sashes, in pairs, set back in openings with splayed
reveals and heads. The mullions have elaborate offsets, stone sills.
Stacks with elaborate offsets. Original doors have panel infilling of
raking boards. A drinking fountain, set against the station wall, has
a shell/bullrush motif with the date '1872' above. The waiting room
has a substantial plaster cornice, partly worked on the ceiling, and a
fireplace surround with elaborate offsets.

Listing NGR: SJ5127887104

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