SCRCA Formal Description for Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station Tank House

Submitted by mark.harvey / Mon, 29/06/2020 - 17:12
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Railway building and equipment for the Midland Railway, c1876. Architect (assumed): attributed to J.H. Sanders. Single storey tank house approximately square on plan with coursed red sandstone ashlar walls, mouldings and cornice, with single chimney stack to south elevation rising above water tank and terminating in moulded cap. Single 12-light possibly margin-paned window in north elevation. Assumed single access door on east elevation facing away from railway. Centre panels of all four elevations, including in trackside west elevation and assumed in east elevation (not visible from c1970 photos) are recessed, with single margin paned 12-light window in centre of west elevation; upper edge of recessed panels fitted with console shaped corbel blocks. Cornice at top of all four walls also fitted with shaped corbel blocks below fully moulded cornice and plain blocking course above.

Metal water tank over in rectangular panels two panels high, five panels long. Metal access ladder and guardrails around top of tank.


1: The tank house was demolished after 1970.

2: References

  • Anderson & Fox Settle & Carlisle (A&F) Plate 183, before 1969
  • SCRCA photo A Atkinson 1970

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs, including the third-party reference sources listed above. It was last updated on 5th May 2020.