The Needham-Market Station. Click on image to enlarge it.

“At Needham Market, about three miles distant [from Stowmarket], is the next station which we have engraved: it is an Elizabethan building, substantially constructed of red and white Suffolk bricks, the string-courses and cornices being of Caen stone, and, the roofs covered with fancy tiles in patterns, and ornamental ridge crest. The centre portion contains the booking office, which communicates on either side with a passengers’ waiting-room forming the ground story of the wings, the upper story being appropriated as residence for the station-master and head-porter, and approached by a staircase in each tower. The gateways at the ends are for the egress of passengers from the up and down trains. The platforms, which are roofed in the whole length are connected by a passage-way below the line, thereby avoiding the danger of crossing on the level. Mr. Frederick Barnes, of Ipswich, is the architect of this very pleasing structure, as well as of the other stations on the line” (331).

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“Opening of the Norwich and Ipswich Railway.” Illustrated London News 15 (17 November 1849): 331-32. Hathi Trust online version of a copy of the Illustrated London News in the University of Chicago Library. Web. 19 June 2021.

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