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© Mr John Garton - Jones ARPS

IoE Number: 255745
Photographer: Mr John Garton - Jones ARPS
Date Photographed: 08 October 1999
Date listed: 21 April 1981
Date of last amendment: 02 September 1987
Grade II

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SELATTYN AND GOBOWEN C.P.GOBOWENSJ 33 SW5/32Gobowen Railway Stationincluding station name-boards (formerly listed

SELATTYN AND GOBOWEN C.P. GOBOWEN SJ 33 SW 5/32 Gobowen Railway Station including station name- boards (formerly listed 21.4.81 as Gobowen Railway Station) GV II Railway station. Circa 1848 by Thomas Penson Jun. on the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway with later additions and alterations. Stuccoed red brick on moulded stone plinth; low-pitched hipped slate roofs have brick and ashlar ridge stacks with moulded capping and dentilled cornices. Italianate style. 2 storeys. Entrance side has 3-storey rectangular tower projecting to right with finial to low-pitched pyramidal roof and modillioned eaves cornice. 'Belfry' has blind round-headed arches with balustrade. 2-bay centre section has round-headed sash windows to first floor, paired to right, with continuous moulded impost bands and interlacing wheel decoration to aprons. Glazing bar sashes in lugged architraves to ground floor. Projecting left range has paired round-headed sash windows to first floor. Tall double doors to centre approached by flight of 3 steps and flanked by round-arched sash windows. Single-storey exedra to left with dentilled cornice and 4-paned sashes in lugged architraves. Platform side has bracketed canopy, removed at time of resurvey (April 1986) to top end of platform but continued, supported by cast-iron columns, to south; cusped quatrefoils to spandrels of brackets. Footbridge linking down-line side with up-line side has latticed cast-iron girders to covered walk-way. Single-storey yellow brick range to up- line side with round-arched sash windows and doorways; ornamental cast-iron brackets supporting canopy. Later platform canopy to south of footbridge. Station name-boardslettered "GOBOWEN / FOR / OSWESTRY" between cast-iron columns with moulded capping at north end of up -line platform and south end of down-line platform. Extensive restoration was in progress at time of resurvey (April 1986). Peter E. Baughan, A Regional Histony of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol X1, North and Mid Wales (1980) pp. 38-9.

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