Armathwaite Railway Station
The original Armathwaite station building, now a private house, is a medium sized style station built from local red sandstone. The waiting shelter on the Southbound side of the track is a good example of a stone waiting shelter in traditional Midland style.
Armathwaite signal box closed in 1983, but in 1992 the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway completed their first signal box restoration, where the box was of Midland Railway origin dated 1899. The Midland colour scheme was adopted, giving the signal box a rarity value.
The signal box is open to the public for accompanied tours on an occassional, informal basis – see link below for details.
There is a small free car park at the station on the northbound side, with a long walk to the south bound platform.
The village of Armathwaite is well below the level of the railway line. It contains Armathwaite Castle, a four story pele tower in a glorious position by the River Eden, adapted into a country house in 1752 by William Sanderson.
The small chapel of Christ and St Mary has some lovely stained glass windows in the east end by the William Morris Company, one designed by JH Dearle, and the other by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.
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