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Pont-dol-goch Station and Stationmaster's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Caersws, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5326 / 52°31'57"N

Longitude: -3.4596 / 3°27'34"W

OS Eastings: 301084

OS Northings: 293745

OS Grid: SO010937

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.FGW6

Mapcode Global: VH5BK.ZLDW

Entry Name: Pont-dol-goch Station and Stationmaster's House

Listing Date: 5 November 1996

Last Amended: 5 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17557

Building Class: Transport

Location: The railway station stands on a high bank directly north of the road bridge under the line, and is accessed from the main Caersws to Machynlleth Road, near the centre of the village.

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Community: Caersws

Locality: Pont-dol-goch

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Pont-dôl-goch lies on the Newtown to Machynlleth line which was constructed following the Act of 1857, and became part of the Cambrian Railway network in 1864; the Londonderry's of Machynlleth were closely involved and the contactors were David Davies and Thomas Savin. It was completed in 1862. Pont-dôl-goch station is an example of a rural station on this double track line, now reduced to a single track, and is contemporary with the formation of the Cambrian Railway.

Exterior

Single storey station with attached 2-storey stationmaster's house at the NW end behind the long platform. Snecked bullnosed rubble construction with grouted slate roof, painted stone chamfered window surrounds, and red brick chimneys. Ornate cusped bargeboards to gable ends and to the front gables of the house - most retain their finials and pendants. The station has a 3-bay platform front set back under a canopied roof, with cross-frame windows and entrance offset to the left, between the original wall-mounted clock and the window; painted architraves. At the SW end, a small enclosed brick yard with a closet.

The stationmaster's house is on a 'T'-plan, with living rooms in the cross wing, and kitchen in the NW wing. Single-window gable end to the wing, each side. Similar gable treatment to the dormer hood over the 1st floor window, set back to the left. The entrance is enclosed in a more recent porch in the re-entrant angle with the kitchen wing, which is extended by a small yard. The hand pump stands at the end.

Interior

The station consists of office and waiting room. The office retains the bench and ticket window, and a cast iron fireplace in the chimney breast.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as one of the best preserved rural stations from the early years of the Cambrian Railway, differing in detail from Caersws Station.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Perth-eiryn
    Located on a farm road leading S off the main Newtown to Caersws road, 300m N of the village centre.
  • II Capel Saron MC with Caretaker's House, and enclosing railings
    Located on rising ground on the W side of the narrowed valley of the Afon Garno, within the scattered village of Pont-dôl-goch.
  • II Milestone W of village
    The milestone is now located in the wide grass verge, 250m from the junction of the B.4568 with the main A.490 Caersws to Machynlleth road.
  • II Telephone Call-box (01686 688564)
    Located in the centre of the township, in front of the row of buildings which includes the former village post office, and opposite the churchyard boundary wall.
  • II Gwyneira with attached farm buildings
    The house is aligned along the road encircling the churchyard, approximately 75m from its junction with the B.4568 to Newtown, and is at the S end of a range of farm buildings.
  • II* Church of St Gwynog/Cynog
    The church is located in a raised oval churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanwnog, which was later extended to the S to border the B.4568.
  • II Milestone S of Weig Lane
    Located in the road verge, approximately 30m S of the junction with Wig Lane at Weig Lane railway crossing.
  • II Wig Bridge
    Located on Wig Lane, which connects the main A.470 Caersws to Machynlleth road to the B4569 from Caersws to Trefeglwys, approximately 1.75Km N of Caersws centre.

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