Repair work set to begin at 19th Century station

Work to replace the roof of a former 19th Century railway station is set to begin this month after plans were given the go-ahead.

Consent to carry out the £900,000 project on the vacant Grade II-listed Oswestry Station was granted by Shropshire Council's planning office.

The site, the former home of Cambrian Railways, has been fenced off since it was hit by storms in 2022, which damaged some of the roof tiles and corbels.

Approving the repairs, a council planning officer said the work was necessary to secure the long-term preservation of the building.

The asbestos roof tiles will be replaced with Welsh slate, the guttering will be fixed and repainting will also be carried out.

Shropshire Council will spend £270,000 on the project with the remaining £630,000 coming from government funding.

Future uses for the site will be considered by Shropshire Council once the work is completed, which is expected to be before March 2025.

The building closed as a railway station in 1966 having been in operation for 100 years.

This news was gathered by the Local Democracy Reporting Service which covers councils and other public service organisations.

Follow BBC Shropshire on Facebook, X and Instagram. Send your story ideas to: newsonline.westmidlands@bbc.co.uk

More on this story

Related internet links