MHG11656 - Golspie Railway Station

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  • RAILWAY STATION (Built, 19th Century - 1868 AD to 1868 AD)

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NH89NW 21 8256 9975

See also NH79NE 45.
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The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, p. 71, 90) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974 <1>

(Location cited as NH 859 996). Golspie Station, built 1868 for the Sutherland Rly. A one-storey and attic building with mullioned windows. At the N end of the station is a skew overbridge with a plaque dated 1871, commemmorating the Duke of Sutherland's involvement with the extension to the north.
J R Hume 1977

Main station building is a 1 and a half-storey structure built on an L-plan, with the roof extending down to form a platform awning. On the opposing platform there is a 5-bay single-storey wooden shelter and a wooden goods shed of a standard Highland Railway pattern. Linking the two platforms is a lattice-girder foot-bridge of a type common in the region. Also of note is the overbridge to the immediate N of the station (NH89SW 21.01).
J R Hume 1977. <2>

This intermediate station was opened (by the Sutherland Rly) on 13 April 1868. It remains in regular use by passenger traffic.
R V J Butt 1995. <3>

An old photograph, probably taken in the 1930s or 1940s, was forwarded to the HER by a participant in a Community Timeline course, run by ARCH. <4>


<1> Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.


<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 318-19; pl. 121 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.


<3> 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, 106 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2009.


<4> Private individuals, 2010, Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie, Beryl Nicol (private collection) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24858.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8256 9975 (17m by 20m)
Map sheet NH89NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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