North Midland House

 

Although unmistakably the work of Thompson , and contemporary with the original station building of 1840 a certain amount of mystery surrounds this building . The original station was south of the present site , and Corporation Street did not exist at that time . Some well-studied railway historians doubt that this building originally existed in this spot . The entry in ‘Britain’s Historic Railway Buildings’ (Oxford University Press, 2003)  reads :

‘Its purpose is uncertain . A contemporary map shows “machine house” on the approximate site , presumably a weighing machine, yet the building’s size suggests a dwelling, perhaps for the station master.’

Certainly it would repay further study .

 

 

 

Grade II listed.

Follow this link for the entry at Historic England

Follow this link for the entry at British Listed Buildings