Slough Station booking hall, booking office and travel centre

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1113374
Date first listed:
03-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
Slough Station booking hall, booking office and travel centre, Brunel Way, Slough

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Location

Statutory Address:
Slough Station booking hall, booking office and travel centre, Brunel Way, Slough

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

District:
Slough (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 97851 80163

Details

SU 98 SE 2/18

SLOUGH Brunel Way (north side) Slough Station Booking Hall, Booking Office, and Travel Centre

GV II

Station building. 1882, by J.E. Danks in a Second Empire style. Red brick with grey brick dressings and lacing courses, and Bath stone dressings. Central and outer blocks with laminated timber pavilion roofs clad in g.r.p. facsimiles of zinc fish-scale tiles, and linking blocks with corrugated iron roofs. Plan consists of central booking hall and two smaller flanking pavilions with linking blocks.

Central block: one storey. Unfluted pilaster strips rising to dentil cornice and moulded gutter with trefoiled acroteria above; raised open segmental pediment over central bay with keyed clock in tympanum and orb finial above; four oeil de boeuf attic windows with shells above, and wrought iron balustraded surround to central flat part of roof. Five bays; paired clerestory casements, segmental headed lower windows with C20 glazing bars, paired in second bay from left, and C20 glazed double doors in left-hand and central bays.

Linking-blocks: one storey. Each has 2 ridge stacks off-centre to left and right with over-sailing tops. Six bays; paired and tripartite segmental headed windows with C20 glazing bars, and C20 glazed double doors in right-hand block in second bay from right. Continuous canopy in front of central and linking blocks supported on open cast iron brackets, formerly with toothed valence and decorative cast-iron cresting. Outer blocks: one storey. Unfluted pilaster strips rising to dentil cornice and moulded gutter with trefoiled acroteria above; wrought iron balustraded surround to central flat part of roof; two end stacks to right-hand block, and three end stacks to left hand block, all with oversailing tops. Each outer pavilion formerly had three oeil de boeuf windows. Three bays; left-band pavilion with tall paired centre hung casements and right-hand pavilion with large segmental headed casements in two right-hand bays and paired segmental headed casements in left-hand bay. Eleven bay platforms canopy to north with fluted cast iron columns, timber roof and toothed valence.

Interior: tall central booking hall open to the roof.

Listing NGR: SU9785180163

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38705
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Maxwell, F, The History of Slough, (1973), 52,145
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, (1960), 238
Websites
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 3 February 2020 from https://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/buildingStones/StrategicStoneStudy/EH_atlases.html

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08017/29
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