Building record MYO2005 - Former North Eastern Railway Goods Station

Summary

Former Goods Station, now railway museum. 1875-77 with minor late C20 alterations. Designed by Benjamin Burleigh for the Great Northern Railway Co. 2-storey office block with single-storey goods sheds behind. Red brick with white brick and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs to office block and steel sheeting to sheds. Office block has blue and white brick impost band, projecting first-floor cill band and deeply moulded brick cornice. Main north-east facade has 9 windows with a 2-storey, 2-window, central entrance projection. Central round-headed doorway with deeply moulded brick doorcase and double doors with octagonal panels and a tall, 2-light, fanlight. This entrance is approached up a double flight of steps with an ornate iron balustrade. Above are 2 segmental-headed sash windows. Either side are 4 round-headed windows with keystones, those to left with margin-light windows and those to right with sashes; above are 4 smaller segmental-headed sashes each with a moulded lower panel. Side facades have 4 windows each, with similar fenestration. Goods sheds have giant brick pilasters and deeply moulded brick cornice. Either side of the office block is a single wide segmental arch with ashlar impost blocks, keystones and hood mould. Sides have 11 bays defined by pilasters with two symmetrically placed entrance arches at bays 4 and 8. Rear facade has 4 main gables with various large and small segmental entrance arches, small central single projection with slate roof and irregular fenestration.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 59359 51843 (133m by 93m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

Former Goods Station, now railway museum.

Mentioned in the york central audit of heritage assets, the good station ad the weigh office were constructed in 1877.

Former Goods Station, now railway museum. 1875-77 with minor late C20 alterations. Designed by Benjamin Burleigh for the Great Northern Railway Co. 2-storey office block with single-storey goods sheds behind. Red brick with white brick and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs to office block and steel sheeting to sheds. Office block has blue and white brick impost band, projecting first-floor cill band and deeply moulded brick cornice. Main north-east facade has 9 windows with a 2-storey, 2-window, central entrance projection. Central round-headed doorway with deeply moulded brick doorcase and double doors with octagonal panels and a tall, 2-light, fanlight. This entrance is approached up a double flight of steps with an ornate iron balustrade. Above are 2 segmental-headed sash windows. Either side are 4 round-headed windows with keystones, those to left with margin-light windows and those to right with sashes; above are 4 smaller segmental-headed sashes each with a moulded lower panel. Side facades have 4 windows each, with similar fenestration. Goods sheds have giant brick pilasters and deeply moulded brick cornice. Either side of the office block is a single wide segmental arch with ashlar impost blocks, keystones and hood mould. Sides have 11 bays defined by pilasters with two symmetrically placed entrance arches at bays 4 and 8. Rear facade has 4 main gables with various large and small segmental entrance arches, small central single projection with slate roof and irregular fenestration. (Listed building description 1407453)


Dr Bill Fawcett, John A Ives and Alison Sinclair, 2013, YORK CENTRAL AUDIT OF HERITAGE ASSETS,NOVEMBER 2013 (Report). SYO1457.

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  • --- Report: Dr Bill Fawcett, John A Ives and Alison Sinclair. 2013. YORK CENTRAL AUDIT OF HERITAGE ASSETS,NOVEMBER 2013.

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Feb 2 2022 1:17PM

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