MHG22394 - Mallaig Station
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- RAILWAY STATION (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
(Location cited as NM 675 970). Mallaig Station, built 1901 by the West Highland Extension Rly. An island-platform terminal station with a glazed girder-framed overall roof supported on a rubble wall, and cast-iron columns. There is an attractive two-storey rubble station building with a dwelling house on the upper floor. Curiously, the booking office is in a detached brick building. The other significant railway structures here are a single-road, eight-bay locomotive shed, with three separate louvred roof ventilators, now a fish-box store; a wooden signal box, and two blocks of railway housing. <1>
This station is the northern terminus of the Fort William (Mallaig Junction) - Mallaig line (the 'West Highland extension') of the former North British Rly. <2>
Opened 1.4.1901 (WHR)
The building was added to the Statutory List at Category B in in August 1996, but was subsequently downgraded to Category C(S) in September 1996.
A basic photographic record of the building was produced by IDP Architects in 2014 as a condition of a planning application for internal refurbishment. <3>
For adjacent harbour, see NM69NE 11. For Mallaig, Railway Houses (NM 6748 9687), see NM69NE 16.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Thomas and Turnock, J and D. 1989. The north of Scotland. 278-81.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Thomas, J. 1969. The North British railway. vol. 21, 113-14.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Thomas, J. 1976. The West Highland railway. 2nd ed.. 97.
- <1> Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 204.
- <2> 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. 153.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s): IDP Architects. 2014. Photographic Survey - Mallaig Railway Station, Station Road, Mallaig. Colour. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 6756 9705 (22m by 19m)|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB43567 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/108368 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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