Left: Approaching Sheringham Station. Right: Entering the platform.

Sheringham Railway Station, on the North Norfolk Railway. Opened in 1887 and extended in 1896, "[i]t was the built in the 'classic' E&M [Eastern Midland] pavilion style. The current station building, externally, is broadly similar to the extended station although where the buffet now is there was a parcels office and an open space under the overall canopy. The canopy has recently been faithfully restored in its original style" ("Sheringham Station").

Left to right: (a) Luggage trolley with period suitcases etc. (b) Ironwork in the spandrels between columns and canopy girders. (c) Platform frontage with station clock.

Left to right: (a) The signal box, at the corner of Station Approach. (b) The signal. (c) Leaving the station and passing under a bridge.

Sheringham's present signal-box is situated on the site of the original "Sheringham West" one, although it has actually come from Wensum Junction. The steam locomotive show here is a later one: WD 90775, built in Glasgow in 1943, was actually used abroad, and only brought back for conservation. On this particular occasion, it is pulling a standard British Rail Mark 1 coach.

The coming of the railway was responsible for much of the late-Victorian and Edwardian development of Sheringham, which was once a quiet fishing village (see Pevsner and Wilson 149).

Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


"Sheringham Station." North Norfolk Railway. Web. 21 October 2018.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and Bill Wilson. Norfolk 2: North-West and South (The Buildings of England). New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Created 21 October 2018