SCRCA Formal Description for Armathwaite Station Goods Shed

Submitted by mark.harvey / Wed, 17/06/2020 - 17:53
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Railway goods shed for the Midland Railway, c1876. Architect: attributed to J.H. Sanders. Coursed red sandstone walls, with pitched Welsh slated roof with grey tile ridges and verges. Plain timber bargeboards. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Front elevation to station yard: Three cart loading entrances, left and right with raised timber thresholds, centre ground level threshold, probably lowered. Timber doors with diagonally boarded infill panels, now replaced by timber and glass infill screens. Between the three entrances and to left and right are four small single light windows with cast iron tracery including two columns of octagonal lozenges. Door and window heads are segmentally arched. To right, lower single storey office with two smaller windows on both elevations and chimney on gable on ridge line.

Rear elevation to railway: Seven single light windows between, in second bay left, centre bay and right bay, recessed blind openings of similar size to front elevation entrances.

Right end elevation with office: single door to right with access steps. To right in main gable large double timber doors for rail track, now replaced by timber and glass infill screen. Round ventilator opening in upper gable now glazed.

Left end elevation: Two segmental headed arches. Left double timber doors for rail track now replaced by timber and glass infill screen, right blind recessed infill. Round ventilator opening in main gable now glazed.


1: An additional floor has been inserted in the building as part of its conversion to residential accommodation. The new floor shows at the windows of the rear elevation to the railway.

2: The Goods Shed is now in private ownership and in residential use. A boarded post and rail timber fence separates the building from the railway.

3: It is not listed.

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs. It was last updated on 23rd April 2020.