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SLOUGH STATION BOOKING HALL, BOOKING OFFICE AND TRAVEL CENTRE

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.

Name: SLOUGH STATION BOOKING HALL, BOOKING OFFICE AND TRAVEL CENTRE

List entry Number: 1113374

Location

SLOUGH STATION BOOKING HALL, BOOKING OFFICE AND TRAVEL CENTRE, BRUNEL WAY

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

County:

District: Slough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38705

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History

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Details

SU 98 SE 2/18

SLOUGH, BRUNEL WAY (north side), Slough Station Booking Hall, Booking Office, and Travel Centre

G.V. II

Station building. 1882, by J.E. Danks in a Second Empire style. Red brick with grey brick dressings and lacing courses, and stone dressings. Central and outer blocks with laminated timber pavilion roofs clad in g.r.p. facscimilies of zinc fish-scale tiles, and linking blocks with corrugated iron roofs. Plan consists of central booking hall and 2 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; 4 oeil de boeuf attic windows with shells above, and wrought iron balustraded surround to central flat part of roof. 5 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. 6 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; 2 end stacks to right-hand block, and 3 end stacks to left hand block, all with oversailing tops. Each outer pavilion formerly had 3 oeil de boeuf windows. 3 bays; left-band pavilion with tall paired centre hung casements and right-hand pavilion with large segmental headed casements in 2 right-hand bays and paired segmental headed casements in left-hand bay. 11 bay platforms canopy to north with fluted cast iron columns, timber roof and toothed valence. Interior: tall central booking hall open to the roof. B.O.E. (Bucks), p.258; The History of Slough, Maxwell Fraser, Slough Corporation, 1973, P.52 and p.145.

Listing NGR: SU9785180163

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Maxwell, F, The History of Slough, (1973), 52,145
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, (1960), 238

National Grid Reference: SU 97851 80163

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