SCRCA Formal Description for Appleby Station Tank House

Submitted by mark.harvey / Mon, 29/06/2020 - 17:07
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Railway building and equipment for the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, built in 1991. Single storey tank house rectangular on plan, with red brick walls, ashlar cornice and blocking course. Single access door on west elevation facing railway. Centre panels of all four elevations, including in trackside west elevation and assumed in east elevation (not visible from photos) are recessed; upper edge of recessed panels fitted with stepped brick corbels. Cornice at top of all four walls also fitted with stepped brick corbels. Plain moulded cornice and blocking course above.

Metal water tank over in rectangular panels two panels high, five panels long, three panels wide. Metal access ladder and guardrails around top of tank.


1: The tank house was designed to replicate the style of those erected by the Midland Railway when the line was opened, of which only that at Settle survives (see SCRCA Location ID 236590).

2: References: SCRCA photos D Freer, MRH 2012

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs. It was last updated on 5th May 2020.