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 Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:59 pm
The station is in urgent need of roof repairs.
The station is in urgent need of roof repairs.

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 now set to be 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.

A planning application has now been submitted to Amber Valley District Council seeking listed building consent for the restoration of the station building.

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The building is in a state of disrepair.

But before work starts, Derbyshire Times photographer Brian Eyre has been invited in for a look at the building now.

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Wingfield Railway Station is being restored by Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust.
Much of the interior roof has collapsed.
A window at the rear of the station, overlooking the Midland Main Line between Derby and Sheffield.
Original wallpaper was found underneath several other layers.
A derelict toilet inside the building.
The porter's room in the station still has the original stove.
A planning application has been submitted seeking listed building consent to restore the building.
The original wall safe remains in place.
Wingfield Station in 2012.