Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Royal Station - Wolferton

Wolferton Train Station is a tad over 2 miles from
Sandringham (the Queen's Country Retreat).
Between 1862 and 1911 over
600 Royal Trains arrived or departed from
the platform below.


Parts of the station are now a museum.
When you visit, you will find a guest book,
leaflets and cards at the end of the public platform
right behind where I am standing (below).


The station closed in 1962.  The tracks are gone.
The waiting rooms on the left are now a private residence.
You are free to walk up the platform on the right and 
around to the main entrance (below).


The little building (below) is full a memorabilia
including wonderful photos of the station and Royal visitors.




The Signal Box (above) is Grade II listed.
Located just across the street from the station.

Below is one more look from the street
to the main platform.



And, just to be sure you are in the right place -
have a look at this great sign up the street from the station.


The house (above) was built as the Station Master's House.
It is Grade II listed.  Built in 1897.


My husband loves the old train stations. So do I.
If ever you visit East Norfolk and Sandringham,
save and hour to visit 
Wolferton.









8 comments:

William Kendall said...

Interesting preservation!

Jane and Chris said...

Gorgeous buildings..and what a fabulous place to call home!
Jane x

DeniseinVA said...

Hello there, I found you through Ottawa Daily Photo and decided to stop by. So glad I did. You have a lovely blog. And I have enjoyed all your super photos.

The History Anorak said...

I had no idea it had been closed so long. It looks like a nice spot to live in one of the converted buildings.

Sharon Anck said...

I am fascinated by this and your wonderful photos. I've seen so many old building reused as residences but this has to be the first time I've heard of train station buildings being converted to residences. It's a beautiful place. I'd love to visit it.

Halcyon said...

I'd love to visit these old stations. They just seem so quaint. A testament to days gone by!

Jack said...

I wonder why the rail line is no longer in use. But, so long as it has been abandoned for transportation, they have done a good job of preserving its appearance and given the buildings good new uses.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks for this wonderful visit.