23 December 2011
Wansford Railway Station
Wansford Railway Station is a grade II listed building of national importance. The plight of this vacant building has been recently highlighted as one of the top ten endangered buildings for 2011 by the Victorian Society.
The Victorian Society is an organisation which campaigns for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment. They describe it as a delicate Jacobean style building on the Old Northampton to Peterborough line as a gem of a station. The station being the ‘most perfect of all’ the building was designed by J. W. Livock.
The condition of the building has been of concern to the Huntingdonshire District Council for a number of years and is Category 2 on the At Risk Register. The council’s conservation team is currently working with the current owners and prospective purchasers to secure a programme of repairs to the building.
Councillor Nick Guyatt, whose executive responsibilities include conservation said: “The Wansford Railway Station is an important part of the districts heritage and we owe it to future generations to care for our heritage and beautiful, robust buildings must not be lost. It would be excellent if a repair programme could be agreed to ensure the station can be restored to its former glory.”