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Dumbarton Central Station, Station Road, Dumbarton

A Category A Listed Building in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9467 / 55°56'47"N

Longitude: -4.5676 / 4°34'3"W

OS Eastings: 239758

OS Northings: 675601

OS Grid: NS397756

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.YCW7

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.TS4L

Plus Code: 9C7QWCWJ+MX

Entry Name: Dumbarton Central Station, Station Road, Dumbarton

Listing Name: Church Street, Dumbarton Central Station

Listing Date: 31 January 1984

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 360984

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24877

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumbarton

County: West Dunbartonshire

Town: Dumbarton

Electoral Ward: Leven

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Tagged with: Railway station

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Description

Railway originally opened 1854, but altered and widened to
south circa 1896; present structures mostly 1896. Railway
station with gothick details. 2 similar and parallel island
platforms raised on embankment and entered from below (later)
steel girder bridge carrying lines across Church Street.
Embankment mostly faced with channelled render, part red
brick, including corbelled and crenellated parapet and
turrets; red sandstone ashlar dressings. All openings under
2-centred arches, some with gothic tracery and mostly
blocked. 12 irregular openings to entrance elevation below
bridge. 2 gated tunnels below embankment to west, and
segmental-arched bridge over Bankend Road. Vehicle ramp from
Church Street. Circa 1900 ticket office and entrance with
cusped and decorated painted wooden panelling and simple
leaded glass panels in vestibule; flanked by steps to
platforms, each entered through decorative archway with
central stair balustrade and tiled walls.
Station buildings in similar style; single storey; painted
brick; all openings square-headed with Tudor details in
glazing bars; some curved and canted bays with pilaster
strips; Curved and boarded wooden eaves, slate and glazed
roofs, decorative ridge tiles, corniced stacks. Interiors to
waiting rooms and office some Tudor-gothic panelling; most
upper lights and fanlights have simple "art nouveau" leaded
glass panels.

Statement of Interest

Rectangular brick shed at eastern end of south platform is in sympathetic style.

Opened 1896 by the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line

Committee.

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