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Former Hadleigh Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadleigh, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0407 / 52°2'26"N

Longitude: 0.9605 / 0°57'37"E

OS Eastings: 603133

OS Northings: 242171

OS Grid: TM031421

Mapcode National: GBR SLH.3MW

Mapcode Global: VHKF7.LYMZ

Entry Name: Former Hadleigh Railway Station

Listing Date: 20 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277793

Location: Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Hadleigh

Built-Up Area: Hadleigh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hadleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1161 Former Hadleigh Railway Station

TMO 342 2/246



Disused railway station. Circa 1847. Flemish bond red brick with buff brick
dressings. Welsh slate roof with parapeted gable ends. The front range has
red brick gable end stacks with buff brick dressings, set-offs, coupled shafts
backed by narrow arches and moulded cornices; tall lateral stacks to the lower
range behind.
Plan: Symmetrical compositions. The short front range has a central entrance
and probably contains the ticket office and waiting rooms. Behind is a lower
and longer parallel range with platform canopy at the back and small blocks
at the front in the angles with the front range. Italianate Style.
Exterior: 1 storey. Symmetrical 1:3:1 bay front, the centre 3 bays has buff
brick pilasters and a wooden bracketed cornice which breaks forward at the
centre as a canopy on large pairs of ornate cast-iron brackets. Round-headed
central doorway with a keyblock and glazed and panelled double doors, and to
left and right, Venetian window with keyblock and C19 casements with glazing
bars. Set back at left and right hand ends small single storey blocks with
parapets and brick quoins, one small round-headed window at the front with
keyblock and 3 similar windows at the sides. The parallel rear range has a
Venetian window in the gable ends and a platform canopy behind with cast-iron
columns, pierced spandrel brackets and a fretted wooden valance. There is
a new wooden building under the canopy but the original canopy structure seems
to be intact.
Interior: not inspected but might contain some of the original furnishings.
Historical note: The Eastern Counties Railway from London to Colchester was
opened in 1843 and the Eastern Union Railway from Colchester to Ipswich was
opened in 1846. At Bentley a branch line to Hadleigh (Eastern Union and Hadleigh
Junction) was opened in 1847. This branch was closed in 1964 for freight and
in 1966 for passengers.
Source: David St John Thomas. A Regional History of the Railways of Great
Britain, V Eastern Counties.

Listing NGR: TM0313342171

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