Structure / Site Summary for 253370

Dent Station - Waiting Room (Up)

253370: Dent Station - Waiting Room (Up): Elevation view from the north west

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Dent Station - Waiting Room (Up)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 253

Location 2 - Chains: 31.50

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Up

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: Yes

Construction / installation period: MR-C

Current Use: Railway ops

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy

The List Entry Number (LEN) for this structure is 1383850.

The relevant entry in "The National Heritage List for England" can be reviewed at:
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1383850


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List entry Number (LEN) List Entry Name Protection Category List Entry County List Entry District List Entry National Park List Entry Source URL(s)
1383850 PASSENGER WAITING ROOM ON EAST SIDE OF RAILWAY TRACK AT DENT STATION      Gr-II Cumbria South Lakeland    YDNP

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1383850


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Primary / Secondary References

Figure 27 shows the track layout at Dent Station based on information from Midland Railway surveys of 1876 and 1913.  In 1964 the up lie-by was recovered and, coincidentally with signal box closure (1981), the sidings on the down side and the crossover were removed.

Plate 62 is a context view from the north west from May 1966.  The fences on the fell-side were built in an attempt to prevent heavy snow drifting on to the track (see SCRCA structure 253040). The waiting shelter on the up line is built into the hillside, a retaining wall provided at the back of the platform.  Passenger facilities were removed on 4 May 1971 although the station had been unstaffed for about three years.

Plate 64 is a context view from the south from circa 1910. Although goods facilities were provided, they were minimal with crane, coal and cattle all being served from one siding.  These facilities were withdrawn from 1 October 1964.  The stationmaster’s house can be seen behind the station building (see SCRCA structure 253450) and was double-glazed to combat the rigours of the winter winds and in addition three sides of the house were covered with slates.  A non-standard timber building to the left of the yard acted as a weigh office.

 


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