Record Details

NHER Number:51548
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Railway Station


Victorian railway station buildings and platform.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 70656 99633
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

May 2008. Building Survey.
The site comprises five buildings, only three of which are of historical interest. All of the buildings are constructed in white brick with several flush stringcourses of red brick, and have utilised several architectural features to enhance the appearance of the buildings. These features include high plinths, stepped and dentillated stringcourses under the eaves, windows with segemental arches formed in alternating red and white brick and blueslate tiled roofs with red ceramic ridge tiles.
Two semi-detached cottages are located to the north of the station building. The cottages are two storeys high with the second storey occupying the roof space. The roof is two gabled roofs joined by a central intersection with two gabled dormer windows. Both cottages have single storey extensions to the rear that appear to be roughly contemporary with the building of the cottages. One of the cottages has been roofed with grey (possibly ceramic) tiles. Below the largest lower floor soth facing windows of both buildings is some interesting decorative 'fish scale' woodwork in the segmental arch. Internally, severl original features remain, including a decorative dado rail and Victorian fireplaces.
The station building has a gabled roof at single storey level, with an unequal gabled T-plan roof at the second storey level. All original windows and doors have been replaced. A number of repairs/ alterations have been made to the building, the majority of which occur in the west end of the building and include blocking up a window, some reconstruction and some rendering. A small section of wall extends from the building to the west, suggesting a previous structure in this location. Documentary evidence suggests that the building once had two canopies, one of which was removed during World War One.
To the south of the station building was the goods shed, now used as a workshop. The building has been extended to encompass the north-east corner where previously a track emerged from the goods shed. With the exception of the two windows in the north elevation and a large inserted window, all windows retain their original metal casements. On the south elevation a pair of large original wooden sliding doors survive. A similar size opening has been bricked up to the west. A modern lean-to shed has been built on to the west, over the location of a very large pair of wooden doors. Parts of the doors remain. The north elevation has several supporting pilasters extending to the stringcourses of the eaves. The building has a king post and tusk tenon roof structure.
There are several other structures on the site, including a modern porta cabin, storage unit and office buildings. The railway platform remains in situ, with approximately 1/6 of it having been removed.
See report (S1) for further information. The results of this survey area also summarised in (S2).
H. White (NLA) 2 December 2008

October 2011. Field Observation.
Little if any change. Site boarded up. See digital photos.
D. Gurney (HES), 28 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • GOODS SHED (19th Century to 21st Century - 1881 AD to 2100 AD)
  • RAILWAY PLATFORM (19th Century to 21st Century - 1881 AD to 2100 AD)
  • RAILWAY STATION (19th Century to 21st Century - 1881 AD to 2100 AD)
  • RAILWAY WORKERS COTTAGE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1881 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Corrigan, A. 2008. An Historic Building Survey at The Old Railway Station, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit. 1028.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D & Hoggett, R. 2009. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2008. Norfolk Archaeology. XLV Part IV pp 570-578. p 578.

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