Station Master’s house by the Midland Railway. 1876. Two storey, coursed rock-faced limestone walls, pitched slated roofs on generally common ridge lines. Stone chimney stacks, one single stack, one multiple stack. Gables on all elevations with plain timber bargeboards. Timber doors. Modern timber or uPVC casement windows all with segmental heads. Porch to main entrance, with pitched roof and decorative bargeboards. Walled open yard infilled with modern single storey modern building.
West elevation A facing station up platform: 2 bays, right: projecting gable with bargeboards; first floor window 6-light, ground floor window 9-light obscured by large five-sided conservatory with facetted glazed roof. Left: First floor 6-light window as dormer with bargeboards, ground floor 6-light window. Multiple chimney stack centred on ridge.
North elevation B facing private garden: 2 bays, left: open yard enclosed by wall replaced by single storey new building with monopitch tiled roof to approximately similar area to original yard; right: projecting gable with 6-light window to first floor only.
East elevation C facing Station Cottages: 1 bay: projecting gable, 4-light window to first floor with modern 2-light window inserted to right; single chimney stack on ridge; to right rear entrance porch with some original yard wall retained and with new building monopitch roofline showing above.
South elevation D facing station access road: 2 bays, left: projecting gable with bargeboards; first floor 6-light window, ground floor projecting gabled single storey porch to main entrance, porch retains decorative bargeboards. Multiple stack on ridge centred on gable in this view. Right: 3-light first floor window, ground floor 2-light window to left, 4-light window to right.
1: Station Master’s Houses were provided to a similar design at Settle & Carlisle stations, with some variation in materials and with orientation of the building varied to suit its site.
2: The house stands east of the up, southbound platform from which it is separated by the station car park and grounds. The southern boundary of the house’s curtilage abuts the station access road.
3: The house is not listed and is in private residential use.
Acknowledgements and revision history
This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs. It was last updated on 29th May 2020.