What did the old Kenilworth Station look like?

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

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 4:45 pm
Another view of the station and its architectural features used in the windows, doorways and chimneys. Copyright: Helen Scott Collection

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

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.

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

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