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North Road Railway Station (Now Railway Museum)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Northgate, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.5359 / 54°32'9"N

Longitude: -1.5547 / 1°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 428910

OS Northings: 515712

OS Grid: NZ289157

Mapcode National: GBR KHLZ.6S

Mapcode Global: WHC5X.28Y2

Plus Code: 9C6WGCPW+84

Entry Name: North Road Railway Station (Now Railway Museum)

Listing Date: 28 April 1952

Last Amended: 6 September 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110718

Location: Northgate, Darlington, DL3

County: Darlington

Electoral Ward/Division: Northgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Darlington St Matthew and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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North Road Railway Station
(Now Railway Museum)
(Formerly listed under
North Read)
NZ 2815 2/127 28.4.52.


Circa 1840, replacing or enlarging the original terminus of the Stockton and Darlington
Railway opened 1825.
Long front building having 2-storey, 6-window centre with a loggia whose 7 cast
iron columns support a bracketed timber cornice. Long, single-storey side wings
of differing lenth and irregular fenestration. Walls now roughcast. Slated roofs
with eaves soffits and chimney stacks of conjoined hexagonal ashlar shafts at ends
of centre block; similar paired or single shafts to wings. Plain, timber-roofed
train shed at rear in 2 unequal spans with row of cast iron columns. Short flanking
sheds with cast iron supports to lean-to roofs against the front building. Good
example of early, straight forward railway station. Now in use as a railway museum.
Graded for its association with the 1st public railway in England.

Listing NGR: NZ2891015712

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