UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254381
Date first listed:
14-Oct-1991
Statutory Address:
UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY, CASTLE HILL WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
UPPER STATION OF CLIFF RAILWAY, CASTLE HILL WALK

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bridgnorth
National Grid Reference:
SO7172393038

Details

The following buildings shall be added:-

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
437799
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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: 05 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13171/32
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