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Crediton Railway Station Main Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7833 / 50°46'59"N

Longitude: -3.6466 / 3°38'47"W

OS Eastings: 284017

OS Northings: 99485

OS Grid: SX840994

Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZVCG

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.R53

Plus Code: 9C2RQ9M3+89

Entry Name: Crediton Railway Station Main Range

Listing Date: 24 August 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387104

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/2/153 Crediton Railway Station Main Range


Main range to Crediton railway station, opened 1851. Possibly
designed by I.K.Brunel (Pevsner) for the Exeter and Crediton
Railway. Flemish bond red brick with painted Bathstone
dressings; slate roof with gable ends; shouldered stack with
tall brick shaft; cast iron gutters.
Exterior: Single story. Asymmetrical 1:2:2 bay north
(entrance) front, the outer bays with lower roofs. Centre
broken forward with a canopy on timber cantilevered brackets
over a canted bay with a 5-light window with a high transom
and chamfered mullions. Chamfered 4-centred arched doorway to
the right with a C20 door. The other windows (1 to left, 2 to
right) have deep chamfered frames and rusticated surrounds.
South side of 2:2:1 bays and a canopy on timber cantilevered
brackets with 4 cast iron brackets decorated with roundels.
Canopy extends the width of the platform. The centre bays
break forward with a 4-light mullion and transom window
matching that on the north and a similar (blocked) 4-centred
arch doorway. Window to right (east) also 4-centred with
chamfered surround; two windows to left of door match those on
north side.
Interior: Not fully inspected but a C19 cornice survives in
the ticket office; probably original plain corner chimneypiece
to south-east room.
Pevsner notes a similarity to GWR wayside stations.
Historical Note: The complicated early history of the line,
which began in 1839, led to it being known as the 'Vicar of
Bray Railway'. Eventually the Exeter and Crediton Railway (Act
obtained 1845) was leased to the Bristol and Exeter Railway
who reconverted to broad guage and opened May 12 1851 until
the LSWR took over the lease in 1862 (St John Thomas).
Surprisingly intact and part of a good group of associated
railway buildings.
(A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: St John
Thomas, David,: The West Country: PP.92-96; The Buildings of
England: Pevsner, N., & Cherry, B.,: Devon: London: P.300).

Listing NGR: SX8401799485

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