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Leagrave Train station

Address : Station Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0613724087

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : Station contemporary with the building of the Midland Railway and opened in 1864. Single storey booking hall and appendices with attached two storey Station Master's home. Low pitched roof, that of the house hipped to the road but gabled to the platform with ball and spike finial and heavily moulded barge boards to a deep soffit. An unusually proportioned brick is employed for the walling, red and very thick as in the north midlands. Stone trim to windows under segmental arches with pronounced chamfered keystones and splayed jambs. All pointed as in the stone plinth string. Semi-circular paired windows light the waiting room. A painted slatted wood valance adorns the road facade and the entrance porch of the booking hall supported moulded bracket struts.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to Leagrave Train station and are all within about 2000 metres :

Black Swan Lane
The Black Swan [Draft Local List]
Bramingham Road
Little Bramingham Farmhouse [Grade II listed]
Compton Avenue
59 & 61 Compton Avenue [Draft Local List]
Dunstable Road
Alankar Indian restaurant [Draft Local List]
High Street Leagrave
Church Of St Luke [Grade II listed]
Moorlands High School (formally Leagrave Hall) [Draft Local List]
Wesleyan Chapel [Draft Local List]
Marsh Road
War Memorial [Draft Local List]
10 Marsh Road - Pines Hotel [Draft Local List]
Moat Lane
Moat House [Grade II listed]
Oakley Road
223 Oakley Road [Draft Local List]
Trinity Road
Holy Trinity Church [Grade II listed]
Trinity church hall [Draft Local List]
81 Trinity Road - Original Baptist Chapel [Draft Local List]
Westbourne Road
4 Westbourne Road - Luton Mosque and Cultural Centre [Draft Local List]

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