MHG3191 - Glenfinnan Railway Station, Ticket Office, Waiting Room and Signal Box


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Type and Period (3)

  • RAILWAY STATION (In use, 19th Century to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2100 AD)
  • BOOKING OFFICE (Built, Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WAITING ROOM (Built, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1901 AD)

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NM88SE 1 8991 8097

(Location cited as NM 899 810). Glenfinnan Station, opened 1901 by the West Highland Extension Rly. A two-platform through station. The down-platform building is a single-storey, reinforced-concrete structure with bow windows facing the platform. The roof is large enough to form an awning, to which glazed side screens have been added. There is a small wooden shelter on the up platform. Other stations on the extension, such as Banavie (NN17NW 20) and Locheilside (NM97NE 1), have similar main buildings.
J R Hume 1977.

Station cottage opened as museum, 22 May 1991.
NMRS, B/83230/NC.

(Name cited as Glenfinnan for Loch Shiel Station). This intermediate station on the Fort William (Mallaig Junction) - Mallaig line (the 'West Highland Extension') of the former North British Rly was opened on 1 April 1901. It remains in regular passenger use.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 August 1998.

A RCAHMS photographic survey of Glenfinnan Railway Station was undertaken, during May 1999, in order to enhance and augment the National Monuments Record Scotland holdings.

Opened 1.4.1901 (WHR)

A photographic survey of the buildings was undertaken in 2011. <1>

The statutory address and listing description were amended by Historic Scotland as part of the Scottish Signal Box Review (2012-13). <1>

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Grid reference Centred NM 8987 8097 (18m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM88SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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