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Flint Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Flint, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2497 / 53°14'58"N

Longitude: -3.1325 / 3°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 324534

OS Northings: 373120

OS Grid: SJ245731

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZKV.MS

Mapcode Global: WH76S.VLJ1

Plus Code: 9C5R6VX9+V2

Entry Name: Flint Railway Station

Listing Date: 18 July 1990

Last Amended: 11 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 581

Building Class: Transport

Location: At E end of Lower Sydney Street. Station Buildings on South Platform

County: Flintshire

Community: Flint (Y Fflint)

Community: Flint

Built-Up Area: Flint

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Built soon after 1845 when work commenced on the Chester and Holyhead Railway engineered by Robert Stephenson. Station and other buildings designed by Francis Thompson, architect for the line.

Exterior

Late classical, symmetrical design of 2 storeys with offices, staff and passenger facilities to ground floor, and station masters accommodation above. Five bay entrance facade of brick construction with Penmon stone dressings, all painted and rendered; outer wings flank entrance. Hipped slate roofs, tall brick stacks with heavy classical stone cornices, wide eaves; moulded cornice over ground floor. Widely spaced upper windows with heavy architraves, consoled cornices and sill brackets pushed under eaves; sashes (mainly) with original glazing bars including unusual pairing of centre bars. Armorial panel with ovoid cartouche and volutes to centre over plain canopy with ironwork brackets to entrance. Similar window treatment to ground floor, lugged margins, sunk panels to cornices and original sash glazing except to right hand wing. Low single window and slated extension with tall brick stack to left end.

Interior

5 window platform facade with similar detailing to entrance front. Original glazing and central canopy on brackets between low one-window wings to L and R.

Reasons for Listing

The first of Francis Thompson’s 1840s station buildings out of Chester retaining most of its original character.

Group value with engine shed.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Railway Goods Shed
    Situated in former goods yard (now car park), immediately to SE of Flint Railway Station.
  • II Town Hall
    At E end of Church Street; near station.
  • II 34
    On corner of lane through to Feathers Street.
  • II Unit 7
    On the north side of an access road leading off from Evans Street immediately to the north of the main north coast railway line.
  • II St Mary Church
    Between Church Street and Sydney Street, set at an angle to Church Street, oriented E-W.
  • II Unit 2
    On the south side of an access road leading off from Evans Street immediately to the north of the main north coast railway line.
  • I Flint Castle including Revetment Wall of Ditch
    To NE of town centre overlooking estuary of River Dee.
  • II South African War Memorial
    Outside main entrance of Council offices (relocated from Trelawney Square).

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