What did the old Kenilworth Station look like?

Another view of the station and its architectural features used in the windows, doorways and chimneys. Copyright: Helen Scott Collection

Another view of the station and its architectural features used in the windows, doorways and chimneys. Copyright: Helen Scott Collection

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With the news that work is underway to rebuild Kenilworth railway station, here are some photos showing what the station used to be like.

These photographs, provided by Warwickshire Railways, show the ornate design of the original station, which opened in 1844.

Close up showing the gated entrance to the station with weigh bridge and offices in front of the tall signal box. Copyright: Helen Scott Collection

Close up showing the gated entrance to the station with weigh bridge and offices in front of the tall signal box. Copyright: Helen Scott Collection

The new station aims to keep these features in mind, with a survey showing Kenilworth residents overwhelmingly wanted a ‘heritage’ design.

Kenilworth has been without a station since January 1965, when the station closed as part of the Beeching cuts.

Mike Musson from the volunteer group which has put the information together, has also put out an appeal for anyone with historic railway images, or facts and stories, to get in touch via the site and help the archive grow.

All images and text courtesy of warwickshirerailways.com

View along the down platform showing the station master's office, booking hall and waiting room on the left. Copyright: P Kingston

View along the down platform showing the station master's office, booking hall and waiting room on the left. Copyright: P Kingston

An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class locomotive at the head of an express enters the station

An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class locomotive at the head of an express enters the station

Internal view of the booking hall looking outwards showing the station's tiled walls and stained glass windows. Copyright: K Blackham

Internal view of the booking hall looking outwards showing the station's tiled walls and stained glass windows. Copyright: K Blackham