SCRCA Formal Description for Langwathby Station Master's House

Submitted by mark.harvey / Mon, 29/06/2020 - 15:29
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Station Master’s house by the Midland Railway. 1876. Two storey, coursed rock-faced red sandstone walls, pitched slated roofs on generally common ridge lines. Stone chimney stacks, one single stack, one multiple stack.  Gables on all elevations with decorative 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 replaced with modern two storey extension.

North east elevation A facing station access road: 2 bays, left: projecting gable with bargeboards; first floor window 6-light, ground floor window 9-light. Right: First floor 6-light window as dormer with bargeboards, ground floor 6-light window.  Multiple chimney stack centred on ridge. To right modern two storey extension in matching stone with slated roof. Left: ground floor new glazed entrance door in glazed screen with access steps; right, ground floor new 9-light window; both entrance door screen and window have arched heads with surrounds in ashlar as original building.

North west elevation B facing private garden and adjacent former school: 2 bays, left: yard replaced by three storey new building in matching stone walls and slated roof with decorative bargeboards; in new gable 6-light window to first floor.

South west elevation C facing Station Cottages: 1 bay: projecting gable, 6-light window to first floor; single chimney stack on ridge; to left three storey extension with dormer window to second floor with bargeboards and 6-light window; three 6-light windows to first floor; rectangular opening to ground floor.

South west elevation D facing towards main station building to south: 2 bays, right: projecting gable with bargeboards; first floor 6-light window, ground floor projecting gabled single storey porch to main entrance with decorative bargeboards.  Multiple stack on ridge centred on gable in this view. Left: 3-light first floor window, ground floor 2-light window to right, 4-light window to left.


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. In this house, the plan and elevations are reversed from the norm.

2: The house stands to the north of the main station building on the west side of the station access road at its junction with the A686 Alston 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.