Norham Railway Station near Berwick is put up for sale

A rare chance to own a railway station has come on the market

Norham Station near Berwick which is up for sale
Norham Station near Berwick which is up for sale

Going inside Norham Railway Station in Northumberland is almost like stepping back in time.

The station looks exactly as it did before being closed by Dr Beeching in 1965.

And now, it could all be yours for somewhere over £420,000.

Sale and Partners in Berwick has put the station on the market with offers over that figure invited.

The station was built in 1851 on the North Eastern Railway Line between Tweedmouth and Sprouston Junction, with trains to Berwick and Cornhill in the Railway Tudor style.

Norham was a busy station handling goods for the local shops and parcels for the villagers as well as coal and lime.

An image from the brochure detailing the sale of Norham Station
An image from the brochure detailing the sale of Norham Station
 

Until quite recently the site served as both a home to the last station master on the line Peter Short, who bought the property when it closed and restored it, having moved in two years previous, as privately run railway museum.

As well as making it their home for many years, the Shorts lovingly maintained it as great railway enthusiasts and built up one of the finest collections of railway mementos.

The station was a popular tourist attraction and was open to the public until 2010.

As well as the station building there is the station masters house, a telegraph office, a porter’s room and a store.

The signal box is exactly as it was in the days when it was a working station, as is a ticket office.

Both are filled with memorabilia which can be acquired subject to separate valuation.

The grade two listed buildings come with three acres of land.

Richard Landale of Sale & Partners said: “In parts, Norham appears to be still a working station, so much has been preserved.

“It is a testimony to the quality of the original building, as well as the love and care of Mr and Mrs Short...

“Peter Short was the last station master and signalman, and knew everything about its life and times.”

For more information and to arrange a viewing, which is strictly by appointment, visit www.saleandpartners.co..uk or phone the Wooler office on 01668 281611.

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