MHG11656 - Golspie Railway Station
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Type and Period (1)
- RAILWAY STATION (Built, 19th Century - 1868 AD to 1868 AD)
NH89NW 21 8256 9975
See also NH79NE 45.
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> Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 318-19; pl. 121.
- <3> 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. 106.
- <4> Image/Photograph(s): Private individuals. 2010. Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie. Colour digital. Yes. Digital. Beryl Nicol (private collection).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8256 9975 (17m by 20m)|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB7009 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/148059 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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