MHG10153 - Helmsdale Station
1871. 2 storey T-plan station building.
Type and Period (1)
- RAILWAY STATION (Built, 19th Century - 1871 AD to 1871 AD)
(Location cited as ND 023 150). Helmsdale Railway Station, built 1871 for the Duke of Sutherland's Railway. A two-platform through station with a one storey and attic building on a T plan, with a platform awning in L angle. On the up platform is a small wooden shelter, and the platforms are linked by a lattice-girder footbridge. <1>
It was listed at Category B in 1987 with the footbridge and signal box.
This intermediate station on the Inverness - Wick and Thurso ('Far North') line of the former Highland Rly. It remains in regular use by passenger traffic.
R V J Butt 1995. <2>
Built for the Duke of Sutherland's Railway in 1871. Broad-eaved cottagey main building. <3>
Early 1870s; the terminus of the Duke of Sutherland's Railway and the starting point of the Sutherland and Caithness Railway. <4>
Station building no longer in use. All windows are boarded over. <5>
Elizabeth Beaton describes this building as being "in Sutherland style, gabled with deep eaves and swept roof over revanda supported by bracketed timber arcade, a plainer version of its counterpart at Golspie". <6>
Photographs of the building were taken by K Bennett of Highland Council in 2010. <7>
A full photographic survey of the building in 2013 was supplied to support a planning application for the restoration and conversion of the derelict building for use as holiday lets. <8>
The statutory address of the listing was updated by Historic Scotland in 2013 after the Scottish Signal Box Review. <9>
- <1> SHG2332 Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). p 319.
- <2> SHG2009 Text/Publication/Volume: Butt, R V J. 1995. The directory of railway stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present. p 118.
- <3> SHG2247 Text/Publication/Monograph: Gifford, J. 1992. Highland and Islands. The Buildings of Scotland. Paper (Original). p 585.
- <4> SHG364 Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde.
- <5> SHG23286 Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
- <6> SHG23142 Text/Publication/Volume: Beaton, E. 1995. Sutherland: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Paper (Original). p 71.
- <7> SHG24494 Image/Photograph(s): Highland Council. 2009-11. Site visit photographs by Kerry Bennett, Conservation Officer. Colour. . Digital. 10/02/2010.
- <8> SHG26358 Image/Photograph(s): Willmot, M. 2013. Photographic survey - Station House, Helmsdale. Colour. Digital.
- <9> SHG27325 Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Brough, Y.. 2013. Combined Statutory and Descriptive List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (Highland Council, One Hundred and Forty Third Amendment) 2013. Historic Scotland. 11/07/2013. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0238 1548 (15m by 18m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (4)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB7184 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/BAR/detail.aspx?sctID=3791&NumImg=5&category=ALL&class=ALL&auth=ALL&loc=ALL&con=ALL&cat=ALL&catlist=ALL&div=UNKNOWN&whs=Any&conser=Any&name=Helmsdale&Page=1 (View the Buildings at Risk register entry for this building)
- http://www.helmsdale.org/station.html (Helmsdale.org)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7483 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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