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Building record MDR10340 - Former railway offices, Railway Terrace, Derby

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Full Description

Offices. Many of the former Midland Railway offices at the south end of Derby Station (Nelson House, Churnet House etc.) remain in use by successor privatised railway companies but this range of two and four storey offices backing Platform 1 of Derby Station dating from the 1850s to the 1870s are neglected and out of use. The left hand section carries the 1840 stone ornament which is all that survives of Francis Thompson's original tri-junct station, other than the back wall of platform 1 (SMR 32206). (1) John Ellis House and Paul Duval House are former Midland Railway office buildings at Derby Station, built c. 1850s and c. 1890s, with a post-1945 link block between, refurbished in 2010-13. They are constructed of red brick with sandstone dressings and slate roofs. The link block is of red brick with an asphalt roof. They comprise a linear group of adjoining buildings on the west side of the railway next to Platform 1, and now form part of a single office complex. John Ellis House is a rectangular building of two and three storeys with pitched and hipped roofs linked via a single storey flat-roofed block to Paul Duval House; a three storey rectangular building with a hipped roof. John Ellis House and Paul Duval House incorporate part of the 1840 screen-wall of the Great Central Station on the east side, facing Platform 1 of Derby Railway Station [see SMR 32206]. The buildings were assessed for listing in 2015, but the application was rejected. See source for further details. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. pp 38-9.
  • <2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2015. Advice report: John Ellis House and Paul Duval House, Derby.



Grid reference Centred SK 36209 35396 (28m by 147m)

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Record last edited

Apr 15 2015 4:04PM

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