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Report - Station house, Oswestry. July 2020


kvtie9

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Visited the station house, meh was alright. I’m more of a untouched house but had to go while passing obviously.

History: stolen from @grindle Post. Check their photos.

The station stands on the line which opened as the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway in October 1848. The Shrewsbury and Chester Railway Company (S&CRC) had been formed in 1846, following a merger of the North Wales Mineral Railway and the Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Chester Junction Railway. This merger allowed the new company to use sections of line which had already been constructed near Chester and Wrexham, with new tracks being laid to carry the line further south. The engineer for the line was Henry Robertson, with contractor Thomas Brassey in partnership with William Mackenzie and Robert Stephenson.


The station building was designed by the architect Thomas Penson (junior) of Chester, who lived from around 1790 - 1859 and worked widely in the local area and in North Wales. His work was varied, including numerous country houses, churches and at least one cemetery. He seems to have designed most, if not all, of the original station buildings on the S&CRC line, many of which appear to survive.

I have also read that the owners were looking after the son of their daughter who lived in the caravan in the grounds and allegedly had a drug habit,
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Chris Aldridge

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Apparently the current owner is in a care home, used to walk up and down the road getting nearly ran over most days. I only found this house by working in one of the surrounding houses
 

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