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Latitude: 50.6383 / 50°38'17"N
Longitude: -2.0551 / 2°3'18"W
OS Eastings: 396196
OS Northings: 82071
OS Grid: SY961820
Mapcode National: GBR 33G.WRW
Mapcode Global: FRA 67LD.15Z
Entry Name: Corfe Castle Railway Station
Listing Date: 24 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140121
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352127
Location: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Corfe Castle
Built-Up Area: Corfe Castle
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Corfe Castle St Edward the Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
Corfe Castle Railway Station
Railway station. Built in 1885 for the London and South Western Railway Company.
Coursed and dressed rock-faced Purbeck stone. Plain clay tile roof, hipped and gabled, with
crested ridge tiles and moulded bargeboards. Axial and lateral stone stacks with moulded and
weathered caps. PLAN: Station master's house with cross-wing at the south end, booking
hall at the centre and waiting rooms at the north end. Victorian Gothic style. EXTERIOR:
2-storey house on right with gabled cross-wing on its right with rectangular stone bay
window and 3-light sashes, porch with wooden canopy in angle and paired sashes to left.
One storey and attic booking hall at centre, 3:1:3 sashes on right with small side-lights,
centre doorway with shouldered arch and glazed and panelled double doors; hipped dormer
above to right. Single storey waiting room set back slightly on left with 3 small sashes and
hipped roof with louvred ventilator. On east side wooden platform canopy with gabled ends
and open roof, the tie-beams supported on four thin cast-iron columns with ornate pierced
spandrels. INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORY: Built by the London and South Western Railway Company in 1885 when a
branch line from Wareham to Swanage was constructed.
Listing NGR: SY9619682071
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