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Former Railway Engine Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Potton, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1257 / 52°7'32"N

Longitude: -0.2189 / 0°13'8"W

OS Eastings: 522024

OS Northings: 248986

OS Grid: TL220489

Mapcode National: GBR J54.RGX

Mapcode Global: VHGMV.5T3S

Entry Name: Former Railway Engine Shed

Listing Date: 17 August 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38397

Location: Potton, Central Bedfordshire, SG19

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Potton

Built-Up Area: Potton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Potton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

POTTON BIGGLESWADE ROAD
TL 24NW
5/25 Former Railway Engine Shed
17.8.79
- II
Former railway engine shed. Built in 1857 as the engine shed of the Sandy and
Potton Railway by Captain William Peel, third son of Sir Robert Peel. Yellow
brick with red brick dressings. Slate roof. Single storeyed rectangular
building with gabled roof. minimal classical detailing. Side elevations: 3-
bays. Each consists of rectangular recessed panel with brick dentil cornice
to head and contains sash window with glazing bars under gauged brick flat
arch. Intervening broad vertical strips of raised brickwork have red brick
dressings imitating quoins. Gable Ends: each has central recessed panel
flanked by raised strips, similar to sides. Surmounting pediments have
corbelled kneelers, red brick dentil cornices and stone coping. Central
engine doorways at each end have gauged brick rounded arches with keystones.
The locomotive which this shed housed "The Shannon", is preserved in working
order at Didcot.


Listing NGR: TL2202448986

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