Structure / Site Summary for 253380

Dent Station - Main Building & Booking Office (Down)

253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office Down; Elevation view north ea

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Dent Station - Main Building & Booking Office (Down)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 253

Location 2 - Chains: 31.50

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

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

Construction / installation period: MR-C

Current Use: Residential

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy

The List Entry Number (LEN) for this structure is 1383851.

The relevant entry in "The National Heritage List for England" can be reviewed at:
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1383851


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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)
1383851 THE OLD STATION AT DENT RAILWAY STATION      Gr-II Cumbria South Lakeland    YDNP

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1383851


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1: Context views

18 July 2017
253380: Dent Station - Main Building & Booking Office (Down)     
01 April 2015
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office Down; Context view north east     
Early 1960s, probably 1963
253380: Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office:Context view from the north     
Early 1960s, probably 1963
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office:Context view from north east     
May 2009
Dent main station building: context view from the north (2009)     
May 2009
Dent main station building: context view of west elevation (2009)     
Dent Station with 'Down' passenger train: Context view from northwest     

2: Elevation views

01 April 2015
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office Down; Elevation view north ea     
15 June 2012
253380 Dent -Main Building & Booking Office: Elevation view from the south east     
1987
Dent Main Station Building: North-east elevation view (1987)     

3: Detail views

29 April 2015
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office; Detail view from the east     
29 April 2015
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office; Detail view from the south     
29 April 2015
253380:Dent Station-Main Building & Booking Office; Detail view from the south     

4: Cab-views

30 August 2012
Dent Station - Main Building & Booking Office (Down)     

Primary / Secondary References

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 (see SCRCA structure 253370), 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.

Plate 65 is a context view from the north west of Dent station in 1970.  The site of a station to serve Dentdale had been in doubt even after the line had opened to goods traffic.  The 1872 proposals suggested a station at Dent Head, while later Arten Gill was mentioned.  However, the present site at Monkey Beck, now known as Cowgill, was decided upon in November 1875, the station eventually opening in 1877.

Plate 66 is an elevation view from the north west in 1963 of the No 3 (small) station building and shows the central gabled extension with an arched window matching those on the front gables. Note the pierced cresting to the roof and chimney stacks, only altered by the addition of short pots.

Plate 67 is a context view from the south from 1962 of the down platform, main building and booking office.  The decorative barge boarding has been removed and a non standard feature in the shape of a hood is provided over each of the large front windows to afford extra protection.

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.

Figure 28 shows Dent signalling diagram based upon information available for 1963.

Figure 29 is a drawing showing the elevations of the No 3 (small) type of building for the S & C Railway.

 


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