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Former Llanarthney Railway Station with single Platform

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarthney (Llanarthne), Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8638 / 51°51'49"N

Longitude: -4.1308 / 4°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 253372

OS Northings: 220503

OS Grid: SN533205

Mapcode National: GBR DP.SQ11

Mapcode Global: VH4J1.CF12

Entry Name: Former Llanarthney Railway Station with single Platform

Listing Date: 19 May 1999

Last Amended: 19 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21741

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the now dismantled railway about 250m north of Llanarthney church. There is a detached lamp and parcel shed, dated 1892, on the same platform.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanarthney (Llanarthne)

Community: Llanarthney

Locality: Llanarthney Village

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Opened in 1864 as a station on the Llanelli Railway, which initially took mainly mineral traffic. The date appears in cast-iron figures set in a beam facing the platform. The following year passengers were accepted. The railway changed its name and ownership several times: Swansea and Carmarthen Railway (1871), Central Wales and Carmarthen Junction Railway (1873), LNWR (1891), LMS (1921) and British Transport Commission (1947). Nationalised in 1962 and closed by Dr Beeching in 1964. The house has since been in occupation as a private dwelling. A footbridge over the Towy river belonging to the railway was erected near Glan Towy farm in 1876 to serve passengers from Llanegwad, and was reported partially remaining in 1983.

Exterior

The platform and buildings of a small railway station, consisting of the Station Master's house with passengers' facilities to the west. Informally coursed, slightly rock-faced ashlar masonry with limestone quoins the arrisses of which are chiselled. Low-pitch hipped slate roof. The passengers' rooms are set back and the roof overhang serves as a platform shelter. The overhang is supported by a post and a wing wall. Post is dated 1864. Small roof overhang at the rear of the building also (to former waiting room portion). The passengers' rooms consist of a general waiting room adjacent to the house, a ladies' waiting room, and at the end of the building, under a catslide roof, male and female toilets. Platform with brick corbelling and bullnosed limestone edge-paving (brick with stone kerbs to rear). When inspected the buildings were in course of restoration. Original joinery partially restored. Four-panel door to the Station Master's house. Similar but semi-glazed doors to the waiting rooms. Four-pane sash windows. One chimney rebuilt.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a small country railway station with its character and detailing largely intact.

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