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HER Number:MDV97388
Name:Waiting Rooms immediately south-west of Crediton Station Main Range


Simple and unspoiled station building, one of an interesting 19th century group of various dates at Crediton station.


Grid Reference:SX 839 994
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 387108

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAITING ROOM (XIX - 1851 AD to 1862 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Waiting Shed" marked.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Railway station waiting rooms. Mid 19th century, either 1851 for the Exeter and Crediton Railway or, more likely, 1862 for the Londong and South-Western Railway (LSWR). Timber-framed, clad with weatherboarding, on a brick plinth; low-pitched hipped slate roof with lead rolls to hips and ridge; cast iron gutters and downpipes.
Plan: Small rectangular 4-bay building, consisting of 2 separate waiting rooms;canopy over platform.
Exterior: Single storey. Asymmetrical 4-bay front, the 3 right hand bays symmetrical. Full-height opening to left hand (east) bay. The 3 right hand bays have a central half-glazed door flanked by narrow 8-pane sashes. Canopy across the front supported on the tie beams of the main roof augmented with 5 cast iron brackets decorated with roundels, matching the main range on the opposite platform. The rear elevation and returns are blind.
Interior: The inside walls are boarded, the floor paved with yellow brick. Original simple wooden benches are fixed to the walls. Original roof construction complete and exposed: substantial king post and strut trusses with short curved braces below the tie beams, which project at the front to carry the canopy.
Historical Note: The complicated early history of the line, which began in 1838, led to its being known as 'The Vicar of Bray Railway', but eventually the Crediton and Exeter Railway (Act of 1845) was leased to the Bristol and Exeter Railway who converted to broad guage and opened on 12 May 1851, until the LSWR took over in 1862.
Delightfully simple and unspoiled station building, one of an interesting 19th century group of various dates at Crediton station.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110139 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV78916Related to: Crediton Railway Station (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2013 11:49AM