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photoblog image Waiting room

Waiting room

Waiting room, now office and waiting room. c1880. Iron frame made
by the Vulcan Iron Works, Worcester, with panels of glazed
ceramic tiles by Maw and Company; concealed flat roof.
EXTERIOR: single storey, 3:1:3 bays, the centre is set back. Bays
articulated by paired columns with decorative capitals on plinths
which break forward from panelled dado; surmounting frieze and
modillion cornice. Bays have paired 1/1 round-arched sashes in
moulded surrounds, windows to recess have paired columns between.
Entrances in centre returns: part-glazed, double doors with
semi-circular-arched heads, glazing has Y-tracery, doors have
lower raised and fielded panels with bolection mouldings. The
tiles are richly coloured and in a variety of patterns: those o
dado have star pattern, those to frieze have Greek key.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Vulcan Iron Works, manufacturers of railway
equipment, operated from the south side of Shrub Hill Road from
1857; by 1903 the company was known as McKenzie and Holland. The
two platforms and four lines of rails at Shrub Hill Station wee
originally covered by a curved roof of wrought-iron lattice
girders and glazed on the ridge-and-furrow principle; this was
removed c1936. It is a grade 2 listed building and may have been a one off for an exhibition

Waiting room

Waiting room, now office and waiting room. c1880. Iron frame made
by the Vulcan Iron Works, Worcester, with panels of glazed
ceramic tiles by Maw and Company; concealed flat roof.
EXTERIOR: single storey, 3:1:3 bays, the centre is set back. Bays
articulated by paired columns with decorative capitals on plinths
which break forward from panelled dado; surmounting frieze and
modillion cornice. Bays have paired 1/1 round-arched sashes in
moulded surrounds, windows to recess have paired columns between.
Entrances in centre returns: part-glazed, double doors with
semi-circular-arched heads, glazing has Y-tracery, doors have
lower raised and fielded panels with bolection mouldings. The
tiles are richly coloured and in a variety of patterns: those o
dado have star pattern, those to frieze have Greek key.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Vulcan Iron Works, manufacturers of railway
equipment, operated from the south side of Shrub Hill Road from
1857; by 1903 the company was known as McKenzie and Holland. The
two platforms and four lines of rails at Shrub Hill Station wee
originally covered by a curved roof of wrought-iron lattice
girders and glazed on the ridge-and-furrow principle; this was
removed c1936. It is a grade 2 listed building and may have been a one off for an exhibition

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Nov 2016, 01:04
Rather attractive, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I love it!
I love this burgundy/purple...
Bill Phillips: It isd a great colour and the whole thing is now well looked after
And it's really pretty!! Interesting story isn't it!
Bill Phillips: I have a bias towards liking things Victorian but this is a delight from whatever era!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Nov 2016, 04:00
J'aime beaucoup la forme de la porte et des fenêtres.
Bill Phillips: They are very handsome Martine
It clearly has a reputation to live up to, Bill. Beautiful craftsmanship...and colors.
Bill Phillips: It is a rather wonderful thing ginnie
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2016, 07:13
What a beautiful colour - an oriental look of the waiting room.
Bill Phillips: It is a rather wonderful bit of Victorian railwayana
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2016, 07:33
It is a small miracle that these historic parts of the station still survive, but it is so interesting that they do
Bill Phillips: At least it has a fairly assured future with listed status
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2016, 07:54
This is delightful; a splendid scene. I'm aware of iron from the Vulcan works but I never knew that they were a Worcester company so thanks for that.
Bill Phillips: I never knew this was here until I ventured to Bristol by train
Altogether a fascinating image, there were a lot of great things created in this region.
Bill Phillips: There were Martin
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2016, 10:18
It looks well looked after Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is now Anne
Really love the burgundy colour.
Bill Phillips: Stands out well!
  • Ladicola
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2016, 12:56
It looks very nice!
Bill Phillips: It is a delight
Traditional station type fittings aren't they, how good they haven't been replaced by modern 'tat'!
Bill Phillips: Hopefully now that it is listed it will be here for a very long time Brian
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Nov 2016, 16:49
Wonderful colours and wonderful shapes. What a place to be... I would not mind waiting there wink
Bill Phillips: It is not a bad station but this is the best bit!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Nov 2016, 18:49
When a company keeps a waiting room, they are not serious about quality. Create a facility for unhappy customers - my word!
Bill Phillips: That's an interesting take on it Louis. Mind you they would be more unhappy on a cold platform than in a waiting room with a nice fire
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2016, 19:14
They certainly weren't shy with their colour scheme! Makes a change from muted greys of today.
Bill Phillips: I suppose they wanted it to be noticed if it was intended for an exhibition!
Very handsome Victoriana - with tiling worthy of the Portuguese!
Bill Phillips: They would approve!
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2016, 11:48
Is this victorian Bill? they really knew how to build beautiful buildings and details
Bill Phillips: Yes indeed Sarah.

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