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Report - Station House - Oswestry - May 2020


Mondeo

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History: Shamelessly stolen from @grindle Post.

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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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Love the look of this house. The architecture is so church like for a little house. But seeing the as it was designed by the architect Thomas Penson its no wonder.
 

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