Structure / Site Summary for 298170

Armathwaite Station - Cattle Dock - 4 pens

Armathwaite Cattle Dock: South-west elevation view

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Armathwaite Station - Cattle Dock - 4 pens

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 298

Location 2 - Chains: 11.50

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: Disused

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy

Image Gallery

Tips: To view a larger version of an image and associated information as a single webpage, click on its title (then use your browser's 'Back' button to return to this screen if you wish to do so). To view a larger version of an image in a slideshow, click on its thumbnail (i.e. the small image), then click on the buttons (or press the left arrow, right arrow and 'Esc' keys) to control the slideshow.

Primary / Secondary References

Plate 197 is a context view from the west,circa 1930, of Armathwaite station.  The unusual scene illustrates many details to be found in the vicinity of stations, but not frequently photographed.  The four cattle pens are larger than those found elsewhere, and the dock was scheduled to have a capacity for five wagons.  The small brick building, adjacent to the cattle dock, behind the buffer stops, was designated as a “Saw Dust House”, (/scrca/structure-summary/298180) a facility provided at other places but not pinpointed on the surveys.  Small structures were erected near to many other cattle docks, and the saw dust found use in cattle wagons.

The large angled name board, which appears to be newly-painted, for some reason was not repeated on the “down”platform.

Note the heavy timber buffer stops, marking the end of the headhunts (/scrca/structure-summary/298260).  In the foreground is the weighbridge and weigh office (/scrca/structure-summary/298190).

The main building and booking office (/scrca/structure-summary/298110) on the down platform is on the right of the image.

Figure 74 shows the track layout for Armathwaite, based upon information from a Midland Railway survey of 1912.

Structure Location Map

Tips: This structure is located approximnately at the centre of the map below at the pointed end of the red marker. To adjust the scale of the map, either click on the [+] and [-] buttons (if Google has displayed these in the top-left corner of the map) or double-click your mouse buttons anywhere in the map area: left button = [+] = zoom-in, right button = [-] = zoom out). To 'pan' (move) the map, hold-down the left mouse button, then move the mouse. To open an information bubble containing brief details of the structure, left-click on the red marker. Please note that the position of the marker is approximate because Google keeps moving the map (yes, really!).

Javascript is required to view this map.
The SCRCA Project section of the FoSCL website was designed and
developed by Mark R. Harvey. Database rights have been asserted.