Dawlish Railway Station, Station Road, Dawlish, Devon

Dawlish Railway Station, Station Road, Dawlish, Devon
Photograph taken 05 October 2001 © Mr Robert Vickery. Source Historic England Archive ref: 84417

The first Dawlish railway station was built in 1846 by I.K. Brunel on the South Devon line. This station was rebuilt in 1873 in an Italianate style of architecture. Part of the front has a canopy on cast iron cantilever brackets. The platforms have gabled roofs. The bridge over the roofs was added later. This part of the railway line runs right along the edge of the coast. On the side facing the sea the walls are of granite, with a steeply sloping base to protect the building from waves at very high tides.

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