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Slough Station Booking Hall, Booking Office and Travel Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Slough

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5119 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -0.5913 / 0°35'28"W

OS Eastings: 497851

OS Northings: 180163

OS Grid: SU978801

Mapcode National: GBR F87.1BR

Mapcode Global: VHFT8.P8R9

Entry Name: Slough Station Booking Hall, Booking Office and Travel Centre

Listing Date: 3 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113374

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38705

Location: Slough, SL1

County: Slough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Slough

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Upton-cum-Chalvey

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 98 SE
2/18

SLOUGH,
BRUNEL WAY (north side),
Slough Station Booking Hall, Booking Office, and Travel Centre

G.V. II

Station building. 1882, by J.E. Danks in a Second Empire style. Red brick
with grey brick dressings and lacing courses, and stone dressings. Central
and outer blocks with laminated timber pavilion roofs clad in g.r.p. facscimilies
of zinc fish-scale tiles, and linking blocks with corrugated iron roofs. Plan
consists of central booking hall and 2 smaller flanking pavilions with linking
blocks. Central block: one storey. Unfluted pilaster strips rising to dentil
cornice and moulded gutter with trefoiled acroteria above; raised open segmental
pediment over central bay with keyed clock in tympanum and orb finial above; 4
oeil de boeuf attic windows with shells above, and wrought iron balustraded
surround to central flat part of roof. 5 bays; paired clerestory casements,
segmental headed lower windows with C20 glazing bars, paired in second bay from
left, and C20 glazed double doors in left-hand and central bays. Linking-blocks:
one storey. Each has 2 ridge stacks off-centre to left and right with over-
sailing tops. 6 bays; paired and tripartite segmental headed windows with C20
glazing bars, and C20 glazed double doors in right-hand block in second bay from
right. Continuous canopy in front of central and linking blocks supported on
open cast iron brackets, formerly with toothed valence and decorative cast-iron
cresting. Outer blocks: one storey. Unfluted pilaster strips rising to
dentil cornice and moulded gutter with trefoiled acroteria above; wrought iron
balustraded surround to central flat part of roof; 2 end stacks to right-hand
block, and 3 end stacks to left hand block, all with oversailing tops. Each
outer pavilion formerly had 3 oeil de boeuf windows. 3 bays; left-band
pavilion with tall paired centre hung casements and right-hand pavilion with
large segmental headed casements in 2 right-hand bays and paired segmental
headed casements in left-hand bay. 11 bay platforms canopy to north with
fluted cast iron columns, timber roof and toothed valence. Interior: tall
central booking hall open to the roof. B.O.E. (Bucks), p.258; The History of
Slough, Maxwell Fraser, Slough Corporation, 1973, P.52 and p.145.


Listing NGR: SU9785180163

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