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Latitude: 51.0334 / 51°2'0"N
Longitude: 0.8165 / 0°48'59"E
OS Eastings: 597577
OS Northings: 129780
OS Grid: TQ975297
Mapcode National: GBR RY5.38G
Mapcode Global: FRA D6LD.3Y0
Entry Name: Appledore Railway Station
Listing Date: 2 July 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245943
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487726
Location: Appledore, Ashford, Kent, TN26
Civil Parish: Appledore
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TQ 92 NE Appledore Railway Station
Railway station. 1851 by William Tress for the South Eastern Railway. Red brick with white gault brick and stucco dressings, and Welsh slate roofs. Two storeys with a single storey wing at either gable end.
Yard elevation: Three bays with a central one set forward under a gable. Full height quoin pilasters in white brick. An arched window on the ground floor in each bay, 2-light casements, the centre one is blocked and has a Victorian wall letterbox set below the cill. The door is in the left return, arched head with keystone, part glazed double doors, blocked window in the right return. First floor cill band. Square headed windows, paired ones over with marginal glazing in the centre. Hipped roof with three tall stacks. Small gabled wings at either end, which are probably original. The end elevations are blind.
Platform elevation: The centre bay projects slightly and has a central arched doorway with fanlight; this is flanked by blocked arched windows. Three square headed windows above with marginal glazing and stucco surrounds. Pilasters, band and gable as before. Window in either wing.
Interior: The building is currently (February 2001) boarded up.
History: Appledore station was opened in 1851. It is on the Hastings and Ashford line of the South Eastern Railway and all the stations were designed by William Tress. At Appledore the original building is almost unaltered. It opened as a single-track line with single sided stations, but was later doubled. It became a junction with the line to Dungeness in 1881 and has once again been singled since 1979.
Reference: G A Pryor and G J Bowling, An Historical Survey of selected Southern Stations, O.P.C., p10.
Listing NGR: TQ9757729780
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