The station is in urgent need of roof repairs.
The station is in urgent need of roof repairs.

Stunning pictures show inside of long-abandoned 180-year-old north Derbyshire railway station - but now set for a brighter future

A long-abandoned railway station – once named among the most at-risk buildings in Britain – is set for a new lease of life.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:29 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 1:47 pm

After standing unused and relatively untouched since passenger services ended in 1967, plans are afoot to refurbish and restore the Grade II*-listed Wingfield Station, which first opened in 1840.

The station – named as one of the country’s 10 most threatened Victorian and Edwardian structures back in 2012 – is being restored to its original 19th Century condition after the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust took over the building and secured funding from Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Here we take a look back at what the station looked like before work began on bringing it back to life...

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