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Former Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1237 / 51°7'25"N

Longitude: 0.2545 / 0°15'16"E

OS Eastings: 557867

OS Northings: 138463

OS Grid: TQ578384

Mapcode National: GBR MPY.K4X

Mapcode Global: VHHQL.C0DW

Entry Name: Former Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station

Listing Date: 27 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 168174

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Town: Tunbridge Wells

Electoral Ward/Division: Broadwater

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells King Charles the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

Former Tunbridge Wells
West Railway Station
TQ 53 NE
Railway station building on former London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.
1866; possibly designed by the Chief Engineer, F Dale Banister, designer of
other station buildings on the line. Red brick with fancy ashlar and black brick
dressings; slate hipped roof; brick stacks. Two storey, ten bay centre block,
which is flanked on west firstly by narrow, two storey, gable fronted wing and,
secondly, by single storey, seven bay wing; flanked on east by three storey
tower with pyramidal roof truncated by square louvred cupola with weathervane.
Centre block with brick and stone plinth and with series of nine round-arched
windows and one similarly arched doorway on ground floor, with brick and stone
voussoirs and decorated ashlar impost band connecting the windows; sash windows.
Ashlar band to first floor; basket headed first floor windows, with band at eaves.
Serrated brick eaves with ashlar cornice on foliated brackets. Similar platform
elevation with C19 iron columns and boarded canopy. Interior: booking hall with
contemporary panelled ceiling and round-arched three bay columned arcade; similar
columns along boundary with former ticket office. Tower: round-headed sash
windows, two to ground and three to first floor; on second floor, continuous
splayed cill band to tall round-headed brick and ashlar arch on stumpy columns
enclosing circular clock face. The engine shed and loading bay buildings are not
of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ5910539794

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