A grade II listed railway station, now used as a museum. It was built in 1852, and restored c. 1980 for Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway. It is constructed of rock faced ashlar with flush stone dressings and quoins. It has a hipped slate roof with wide bracketed eaves and twin banded stone ridge stacks. It is of a single storey and four bays, with wider bays to either side projecting slightly. It has a chamfered plinth and rock faced sill band. A central doorcase has moulded jambs and lintel with double half glazed doors below plain overlight. To either side are semi-circular headed plain sashes with moulded quoined surrounds and bracketed sills. There are similar paired windows with central banded colonette to each advanced bay. The platform elevation is in a similar style, except that the side bays project further and have an ironwork screen between to the front, now disused. (1)
The site of the original Butterley Station on the preserved railway line from Pye Bridge to Hammersmith operated by the Midland Railway Trust over the residual section of the Midland Railway's Duffield-Selston branch. The core of the present station buildings is in fact the former Whitwell Station transported stone by stone from its site on the Mansfield-Worksop line. The original station was demolished on the closure of the line to commercial traffic in 1970. (2)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1159009.
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). p. 26.
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Centred SK 4021 5193 (53m by 11m)
RIPLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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