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Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2067 / 51°12'24"N

Longitude: -3.4689 / 3°28'7"W

OS Eastings: 297483

OS Northings: 146304

OS Grid: SS974463

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.4C08

Mapcode Global: VH5JY.TXHT

Entry Name: Railway Station

Listing Date: 7 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207950

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391242

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


900-1/3/84 (South side)
07/09/93 Railway Station


Railway station. 1872, extended c1897. Red sandstone rubble
with freestone dressings; continuous crested plain tile roof;
4 ridge stacks off-set below diagonal shafts, truncated except
one to inside left. Rectangular plan. Italianate Romanesque
EXTERIOR: Single storey; 8-window range. Continuous chamfered
plinth. Semicircular arched openings with chamfered long/short
dressings and keystones. The first stage, to the right, was
symmetrical 4-window range; an almost full-height gabled porch
with 5 open trusses and tie bars, corbelled out over double
doors with a semicircular overlight is flanked by paired and
single windows. The windows are paired, separated by round
columns with cushion caps, with plate-glass sashes. 2
full-height openings to the c1897 block to the left have
segmental arches.
The booking office to the far left is of tongued-and-grooved
wood on a higher rubblestone plinth, articulated by panelled
pilasters with moulded capitals. The platform canopies and the
booking office have fretted wood fronts.
INTERIOR: noted as having original joinery and fireplaces.
HISTORY: The arrival of the railway to Minehead was the most
significant factor in its development as a resort. On 27 May
1872 the Minehead Railway Company accepted a tender for
building Minehead Station for ยป1,118.17s.6d from John Pearce.
In October 1882 the GWR converted the entire line from Taunton
to Minehead to narrow gauge in one weekend. On 1 July 1897 the
Minehead Railway amalgamated with the GWR.
(Clinker CR: The West Somerset Railway: The Exmoor Press:
1980-1986: 7).

Listing NGR: SS9748346304

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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