© Mr George C Scott
STOWMARKET RAILWAY STATION, STATION ROAD
STOWMARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Mr George C Scott
20 August 1999
19 April 1972
Date of last amendment:
19 April 1972
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TM0558 STATION ROAD
614-1/4/112 Stowmarket Railway Station
Railway station. 1846 by Frederick Barnes. Restored 1987. Red
brick with gault brick dressings under roofs clad in machine
tiles. 1-3 storeys on high basements. Composition, in Jacobean
style, is symmetrical, comprising a central one storey and
attic block linked by single-storey ranges to taller 2-3
storey side blocks. Central block with Dutch gables to west,
north and south, the west one facing the entrance and with an
attic window. Windows generally are ovolo-moulded cross
casements, cornices are saw-toothed. 2 square one-storey
pavilions flank main entrance right and left. Recessed linking
blocks had retaining walls with taller central doorways
enclosing forecourt, but this remains now only to south side.
Main outer blocks with cross casements, Dutch gables to all
faces (north return of north block with twin shaped gables),
and frontal (west) polygonal towers with doors at the bases
and pierced parapets at the top. Gabled roofs carry
romantically-placed 2- and 3-flued stacks. Platform canopies
supported on square section welded steel piers of late C20.
The piers rise to timber braces within which are cast-iron
scrolled brackets. Inner face of main west range with 4 arches
right and left of central entrance to booking hall.