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