Yorkshire is a beautiful spot. That’s a fact. Along with its natural beauty it has a lot of architectural beauty in its various towns and cities, and one such building has been named as one of the world’s most spectacular train stations. The Yorkshire station is the only UK entry into the list.
Put together by travel magazine, Time Out, the list named 15 of the most impressive building and at number 15 is Huddersfield train station. which is describes as over the top, even by Victorian standards. It descrubes it as a “Corinthian palace of a station, celebrated by architectural authorities including Pevsner and Betjeman.”
It was designed by architect James Pigott Prichett, and built between 1846 and 1850. who also designed Saltmarsh Hall in East Yorkshire and York County Savings Bank Building, St Helen’s Square, in York city centre. It was designed yusing neo-classical style as well as its clasical-style facade and is made up of six coloumns dominating St George’s Square.
Designed by the architect James Pigott Pritchett and built by the firm of Joseph Kaye in 1846–50 using the neo-classical style, the station is well known in architectural circles for its classical-style facade, with a portico of the Corinthian order, consisting of six columns in width and two in depth, which dominates St George’s Square.
The station is Grade I listed spot, owing its grandeur to the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company and the Manchester and Leeds Railway, according to Historic England.
These days you can enjoy the two pubs that make up the front of the station with Head of Steam on one side and The King’s Head on the other, which is also part of the TransPeninne Ale Trail.
Check out Time Out’s full list of the world’s 15 most spectacular train stations below:
- Chhatrapati Shivaji, Mumbai
- Kanazawa, Japan
- Grand Central, New York
- Napoli Afragola, Naples
- Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
- Gare do Oriente, Lisbon
- Central Railway Station, Maputo
- Gare de Metz-Ville, Metz
- Estacion Central, Santiago, Chile
- Central do Brasil, Rio
- Dunedin Station, New Zealand
- Union Station, Los Angeles
- Sao Bento, Porto
- Huddersfield Station