Building record MDR9658 - Goods Shed, North Midland Railway, Ambergate

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Goods shed at Ambergate. This is the original goods depot of the North Midland Railway, situated between the north end of Toadmoor Tunnel and the original passenger station. The company's architect was Francis Thompson. The structure is a through-shed with wagons unloaded inside and two bays for road vehicles. The floor plan is squarish, approximately 53 feet long and 36 feet wide. The main walls are of ashlar gritstone on the pillar-and-recess principle. The building has elliptical window and door openings. The medium pitched hipped roof is supported by three main trusses. The crane has been removed, but its pit can be seen inside. The goods agent's office is a later wooden hut attached to the main building. (1) The railway goods shed at Ambergate is a Grade II building built 1838-40 by Francis Thompson. It is single storey with two bays, constructed from sandstone ashlar and has a hipped slate roof with overhanging eaves. It is a rare survival of early railway building and is part of the North Midland Railway, which opened in 1840 and was designed by engineer George Stephenson and architect Francis Thompson. (2)

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  • <1> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Goods shed, (1972).
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1311130.



Grid reference Centred SK 3503 5160 (18m by 18m) (Centre)

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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