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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 374112
Location: FORMER JOINT RAILWAY STATION, GREAT WESTERN ROAD (south side)
  CHARD TOWN, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 31 January 2005
Date listed: 29 July 1976
Date of last amendment: 29 July 1976
Grade II

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CHARDST30NWGREAT WESTERN ROAD756-1/1/84(South side)

CHARD ST30NW GREAT WESTERN ROAD 756-1/1/84 (South side) 29/07/76 Former Joint Railway Station II Station building. 1866, for Bristol & Exeter and London & South Western Railways. Flemish bond brick with Bath stone dressings; hipped slate roof, brick ridge stacks. Single storey; 5 bays. Central one, under a pediment with circular ornament, is stepped forward to eaves and is flanked by deeply-recessed bays, each with a door and a window. Outside bays are half-stepped forward with one window between quoins and a door to far left and right. All doors and windows are set in round arches with platband at impost level; windows have bracketed sills and C20 six-pane fixed lights; doors have 4 panels. Shallow-pitched roof with gable to pediment has wide tongued-and-grooved eaves on 3 sides supported by cast-iron brackets resting on keystones of openings in recessed bays. Overhang forms canopy or shelter. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORY: the station was built to serve the Chard and Taunton Line which was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1891, a year before the broad gauge track was converted. The station was unique in combining one of Brunel's extended hipped-roofed Italianate brick buildings with one of his wooden overall roofs to the shed (demolished).

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