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Railway Station for sale

Friday, 2 May 2008

Whittingham Station is being advertised for sale by Morpeth estate agent Strutt and Parker, with an asking price of £900,000. The single storey station building extends to approximately 1,940sqft standing on the original platform, with the original decorative cast iron canopy framework remaining.

The former Station Master’s house has three bedrooms and two reception rooms, and is said to be in need of attention but sound in structure. There are five terraced cottages of a complementary style, all with walled rear yards with external stores.

The site also houses a substantial stone and slated engine shed, offering approximately 2,400sqft of space at ground floor level.

Wittenham Station in the 60s, photo A. Wickens

The property would seem ideal for anyone with their own collection of locomotives and rolling stock who just needs a historic station to show them off to their best advantage.

The station was built by Bell of York for the benefit of the local landowner Lord Ravensworth, who had encouraged the NER to build the Alnwick to Cornhill line. The station opened on September 5, 1887, closed to passengers on September 22, 1930 and shut down completely on March 2, 1953.

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