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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
East Cowton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 31866 03774


EAST COWTON Former Cowton Railway NZ 30 SW Station 3/50 II Railway station and stationmaster's house. 1841, by Benjamin Green for the Great North of England Railway. Plum-coloured stock brick with sandstone dressings and Welsh slate roof. H-shaped plan, Jacobethan style. West (entrance) elevation is symmetrical with the one-storey and attic house projecting forward on the left with a further room projecting forward again and gabled at right angles. Single light casement windows to either face, drip moulds over. Centre section has four centred porch with corbelled parapet, original plank door. This is flanked by two light stone mullioned windows with drip moulds, corbel table above. Righthand gable with two light windows below, single above, as before. Gables with moulded coping, double kneelers, finials, some of these details damaged. Two stacks at junction of roofs, one rebuilt, one partly dismantled. South elevation with two, two-light windows with continuous drip. East (track) elevation is asymmetrical. Gables with stepped three-light, mullioned windows with drips, single light above. These flank recessed centre with three-bay verandah carried on quatrefoil section, cast-iron columns. Wooden arcade with decorated spandrels and pendants, slate roof, corbel table above. Above this is a small gable with a plain roundel pre- sumably intended for a clock. Interior almost intact to both public rooms and house. Booking office fittings, most of the joinery and five original fireplaces, four with Gothic surrounds. This is the oldest survivor of Benjamin Green's stations and the only survivor of the Great Northern Railway wayside stations.

Listing NGR: NZ3186603774


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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: 23 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10831/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H. Garbutt. Source Historic England Archive
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