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Whitley Bay Station Main Building with Train Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0401 / 55°2'24"N

Longitude: -1.4428 / 1°26'33"W

OS Eastings: 435708

OS Northings: 571868

OS Grid: NZ357718

Mapcode National: GBR LBC5.F2

Mapcode Global: WHD4K.TL42

Entry Name: Whitley Bay Station Main Building with Train Shed

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303433

Location: North Tyneside, NE26

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitley Bay

Built-Up Area: Whitley Bay

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Tynemouth St Paul, Cullercoats

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 37 SE
5/184 Whitley Bay Station:
main building with train
Railway station passenger building and train shed. Dated 1910 on tower. For
North Eastern Railway Co; engineer William Bell. Brick with ashlar quoins and
dressings and ashlar-coped plinth; Welsh slate roof with glass lights and stone
gable copings; lead tower roof. Free Baroque style. One storey, 25 bays in all.
Ventral symmetrical 9-bay block has 3-stage tower over porch; and end porches,
all open-arched and gabled, with alternate-block jambs and brick-and-stone keyed
arches; quoins, eaves and gable bands, and ball finials to end porches. Tower
has 3-light ground floor window, round-headed openings in 2 upper stages; clock
in third stage with keyed surround. Stone garlands under dentilled eaves cornice;
parapet with pilasters and shaped coping. Ogee-hipped roof with tall spike finial.
Windows between porches have stone mullions and round heads. 9-bay left wing
has gables over end bay and over central door, and keyed elliptical heads to wood
mullioned-and-transomed windows; 7-bay right wing has elliptical head to door,
in end bay, and keyed round-headed windows with door inserted in fourth bay.
Interior shows arcaded ticket office with fat, banded Ionic pilasters. Train
shed: rear panelled brick wall and cast iron Ionic columns on octagonal plinths;
girders with pierced spandrels containing shields support glazed roof.

Listing NGR: NZ3570871868

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

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