Former Railway Works And Attached Footbridge

22 Jun 2003
Former Railway Works And Attached Footbridge, Gobowen Road, Oswestry, Shropshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SJ 2829-2929 OSWESTRiC.P. GOBOWEN ROAD and SJ 2830-2930 (south-east side) 12/71 and 11/71 Former railway works and attached footbridge - - II

Shown on O.S. map as Engineering Works.

Railway works, now used for storage, and attached footbridge. Circa 1866 with later additions and alterations. Red brick, slate and corrugated iron roofs with coped verges. 2 levels with third level to central gable; 3 gables to centre with lower gables to left and right; 7-bay engine shed to left with 3 further gables to right of central gables; round-arched windows with cast-iron glazing to centre 3 gables with roundels above (blind to left and right); 19-bay round-arched arcade to ground floor, partly infilled and with C20 openings inserted to outer bays of left and right centre 3 gables; twin round-headed arches to the left and right of 3 gables to right (central gable re-built in C20 red brick but formerly with similar arches); lantern with weathervane to ridge of tall central gable; courtyard entered through arch in right bay of centre right gable has section of track and position of former turntable; tall tapering octagonal brown brick stack to rear of courtyard; 2 further former engine sheds to left concealed by late C20 corrugated iron and brick construction. Footbridge: attached to the left of 3 right gables; cast-iron with latticed parapet, supported by 2 sets of cast-iron columns and central brick pier: links railway works with Gobowen Road. Built to serve the newly-formed Cambrian Railways Company, the works cost 28,000 to construct and were opened in 1866; closed in 1966. Richard K. Morriss, Railways of Shropshire (1983) p. 38; Rex Christiansen and R. W. Miller, The Cambrian Railways, Vol. II 1889-1968 (no date) pp. 175-76.

Listing NGR: SJ2957629987


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2188 IOE Records taken by Les White; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Les White. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: White, Les

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