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UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY

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: UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY

List entry Number: 1254381

Location

UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY, CASTLE HILL WALK

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bridgnorth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Oct-1991

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 437799

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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SO 79 SW BRIDGNORTH CASTLE HILL WALK

2/286 Upper station of Cliff Railway

GV II

Funicular railway station. 1892. By G. Croydon Marks. Red brick and stone dressings with mock half timbering. Plain-tile and Welsh slate roofs with brick ridge and end stacks. Jacobethan style. 2 storeys with canted gabled bay to left, part-glazed door to centre and, to right, a diagonally set small 2-storey tower with tall pyramidal roof and ornamental ironwork finial. Further to right a single-storey flat roofed section with part-glazed double doors and windows either side houses the ticket office and entrance to the railway cars. The railway, the only inland funicular railway in England and the steepest, links the "High" and "Low" towns and is 201 feet long with a rise of 111 feet. In the first three months of its opening in July 1892, 50,000 passengers used the railway, showing the popularity of Bridgnorth as an attraction in that period. Forms a group with the Lower station (q,v.) to which the railway, carved out of the rock, leads. (C.F.GWILT: A History of the Castle Hill Railway).

Listing NGR: SO7172393038

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gwilt, C F , A History of the Castle Hill Railway

National Grid Reference: SO7172393038

Map

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