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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1054541



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lydbury North

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Jan-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 257042

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SO 38 NE LYDBURY NORTH C.P. PLOWDEN 6/128 The Station House and - The Station Bungalow - II

Station building and Stationmaster's house, now 2 houses. Circa 1865. Red brick with grey brick dressings, sandstone cills and lintels, and slate roofs. Shallow H-plan station building to north-west and station- master's house to south-east forming L-plan; simplified Tudor Gothic style. One and 2 storeys. Plinth and decorative pierced bargeboards with finials; stationmaster's house with semi-integral end stack to south-west and external lateral stack to north-west, and station building with stack off-ridge to north-west. Wooden 2 and 3-light cross casements. North-east front: former stationmaster's house to left with gable to front, first floor cross window and ground floor 3-light window; left-hand return front: 3 windows; slightly projecting to left with gabled semi-dormer; central panelled door with C20 glazed lean-to porch. Former station building slightly projecting to right: projecting gabled wings, that to left with 3-light window, that to right with 2-light casement, and both with slit openings above. Pentice roof over recessed centre with canted bay to right and C20 half-glazed door to left with overlight; VR post box in wall to left. Recessed trefoiled stone panel to rear. C20 lean-to addition to north-west. Plowden was an intermediate station on the former Bishop's Castle Railway (closed 1935) and was probably more elaborate than the others on the line because it also served the Plowden Hall estate (q.v.). The Bishop's Castle Railway was part of an uncompleted scheme to link Craven Arms with Montgomery in 1865; it operated under receivership from 1866 until its closure in 1935, but was never absorbed and remained independant to the end. Edward Griffith, The Bishop's Castle Railway, (Kingfisher Railway Publications, May 1983).

Listing NGR: SO3814287618

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Griffith, E, The Bishop's Castle Railway, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SO 38142 87618


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