SCRCA Formal Description for Long Marton Station Yard Office and Weighing Machine

Submitted by mark.harvey / Wed, 17/06/2020 - 18:08
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Railway building and equipment for the Midland Railway, c1876. Architect (assumed): attributed to J.H. Sanders. Small single storey weighbridge office in coursed red sandstone walls, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Pitched Welsh slated roof with grey tile perforated ridges, some missing, and verges. Plain timber bargeboards. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Front elevation facing weighing machine and railway: Plain wall with central timber framed window with three mullions and three-light sashes. This elevation was not accessible at the time of writing this Description. Details assumed.

Rear elevation to station yard boundary: Plain wall with centrally placed chimney with decorative stone cap.

Left end elevation: Centrally placed single door, now with modern door, with carved lintel over; narrow vertical slot with carved head in upper gable wall.

Right end elevation: two single windows each with two-light sashes, in stone surrounds with lintels carved on underside; narrow vertical slot with carved head in upper gable wall.


1: The Yard Office appears now to be in private ownership but not to be in systematic use. Its condition is poor and could justify classification as “A Building at Risk”. The weighing machine has been removed.

2: It is listed Grade II as “Long Marton goods shed with office and detached weighbridge office” (List entry number 1411445, first listed 01/11/2012).

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs. It was last updated on 24th April 2020.