SCRCA Formal Description for Garsdale Station Waiting Room (Up)

Submitted by mark.harvey / Sat, 28/03/2020 - 16:41
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Station Waiting Room. 1876. Architect: attributed to J.H.Sanders. Single storey single depth range parallel to track, coursed rock-faced golden freestone walls with ashlar dressings, pitched blue slated roof fitted with ridge tiles. Trefoil recess in each gable. Gables fitted with decorative timber bargeboards and lead/metal-covered gable cappings. Two stone chimney stacks with moulded stone caps, to left one stack in central bay on rear roof slope, to right a second on ridge at south gable.

West elevation to platform: Symmetrical five bays, of which first and fifth break forward slightly.  Centre bay has double timber doors. Bays one, two, four and five have two 2-light windows each, with stone mullions. Stone sills painted. Gable to left on first bay is plain, gable to right on fifth bay has a further single door. Cast iron drinking fountain to right of central doors.

East elevation to station yard: Similar to west elevation, with first and fifth bays break forward. Bays one, two, three and five have two 2-light sash windows with stone mullions and painted sills. Bay four has a pair of double timber doors. Chimney stack between bays two and three.


1: On plan the first bay to right is a separate room; the remaining four bays form two waiting rooms.

2: It is not listed. Until c1957 the building was fitted with a plain cantilever canopy on all four elevations.

3: The Northern Building (SCRCA Location ID 256680) on the same up platform and the Waiting Room (SCRCA Location ID 256670) opposite on the down, northbound platform are separately described.

4: The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1st August 1876 as “Hawes Junction”; it was re-named “Hawes Junction and Garsdale” on 20th January 1900, then reverted to “Garsdale” on 1st September 1932. The station was closed on 4th May 1970 but re-opened on 14th July 1986.

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs. It was last updated on 3rd October 2019.