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 now possibly lowered, centre entrance fitted with full height sliding doors. Left and right timber doors with diagonally boarded infill panels if still fitted. 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: Four 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. Round ventilator opening in upper gable fitted with louvres. This elevation was not accessible at the time of writing this description. Details assumed.
Left end elevation: Two segmental headed arches. Left double timber doors for rail track, right blind recessed infill. Round ventilator opening in main gable fitted with louvres.
1: The building is in commercial use.
2: 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.