KINGS CROSS STATION

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1078328

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: KINGS CROSS STATION, EUSTON ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: KINGS CROSS STATION, EUSTON ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30269 83130

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3083SW EUSTON ROAD 798-1/85/420 (North side) 10/06/54 King's Cross Station

GV I

Railway terminus. 1850-52. By Lewis Cubitt (architect), and Sir William and Joseph Cubitt (engineers). Yellow stock brick. 2 train sheds (originally 1 for arrivals, the other for departure) closed by monumental plain brick screen of 2 glazed semicircular openings, framed with recessed arches (echoing the train sheds behind) with central and flanking towers; ground storey obscured by late C20 additions. Central tower with rectangular clock turret with pyramidical roof, eaves cornice and weather vane. To the west, 3 storey 3 window office block with booking hall and service rooms at rear; 1st floor with thin, debased Venetian windows, cornice at 2nd floor level, 2nd floor segmental-arched sashes (flanking bays tripartite), cornice. On east side, an extension with archway to the cab drive (now bricked up); rusticated surround to arch and quoins; cornice above which 3 tripartite sashes and parapet. INTERIOR: train sheds separated by round-arched brick colonnade. Originally, train shed roofs of laminated wood, inspired by the Crystal Palace, but these rapidly deteriorated and were replaced by the present iron-ribbed roofs to the eastern shed 1869-70, to the western 1886-7. (Laminated wood trusses successfully used at 26 Pancras Road (qv). HISTORICAL NOTE: when opened as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, was the largest station in England and is the earliest great London terminus still intact. The contrast of its functional simplicity with St Pancras Station next door (qv) is powerful. (Hunter M and Thorne R: Change at King's Cross: London: -1990: 59-64).





Listing NGR: TQ3026983130

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 477247

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hunter, M, Thorne, R, Change at Kings Cross, (1990), 59-64

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