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East Sussex
Lewes (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TV 46928 99911




II Bishopstone Railway Station

Railway station. 1936. Built by the Guildhall Development Company to provide station for housing estate. Two pillboxes added c.1940 at upper level. Now a British Rail Station. Brick and re-inforced concrete, Portland stone details, metal frame windows, flat roofs. Single storey. Symmetrical plan on axis of station forecourt: a tall, central, octagonal booking hall with lower rooms flanking the central recessed entrance to hall from forecourt which have quadrant ends returning to recessed side wings. A re-inforced concrete cantilevered canopy across the full width of the front reflects the profile of the plan. Continuous offset stone plinth in two courses with upper course set back. Canted sides to entrance flanked by half round pilaster strips at outer angles, a fixed metal frame window in each side set in a slightly recessed brick panel. Heavily moulded doorframe with pair of glazed panel doors. A 3-light metal frame casement with upper transom in the quadrants, double doors to shop in the right hand wing. Walls to front carried above canopy as a parapet capped by a stone course across centre and stone coping to wings. The drum of the octagon above parapet level and the two added pillboxes added to the side splays of the octagon are banded with one projecting brick course in every four. At top of octagon a concrete band with projecting strings to top and bottom below concrete roof slab with projecting eaves. Pillboxes have stepped outer splays to jambs and heads of gun ports formed in the ends and the rear side walls of the boxes. Parapet heightened between the boxes. A flagpole mounted against the front of the octagon projects through the eaves of the roof slab. Opposing doorway on railway side of booking hall leads to steel framed and plated canopied bridge with canopied steel stairs to both platforms. Hall is lined with white glazed ceramic tiles, terrazzo floor in tile pattern. Deep concrete cross beams to roof support grid panels inset with re-inforced glass bricks to provide top lighting. Booking office and other rooms to sides of hall not accessible. Design closely follows stations by Charles Holden for London Transport e.g. Arnos Grove and Bounds Green c.1932. Pillboxes, designed to appear to be part of station, are of special interest.

Listing NGR: TV4692899911


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

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Date: 08 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14486/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Matthew Simister. Source Historic England Archive
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