Britain >Greater Manchester >Glossop Hadfield Dinting


Collected date 11/09/16

Glossop sign

Glossop station is actually in Derbyshire, but is only connected to Greater Manchester's rail network, so counted for our purpose of collecting Manchester! Most of the station as it was originally built in 1845 is now used by the Co-op next door but the buildings largely survive.

The front of Glossop station, from the small car park next to Norfolk St.:

Glossop frontage

Norfolk Street? I hear you cry. But we're nowhere near Norfolk! Quite right. The street is named after the 13th Duke of Norfolk who built the line and viaduct from Dinting at his own expense. When the Duke visited, this bell on the front of the station (above the notice boards) was rung:

Glossop bell

Above one of the entrances (now used by a pharmacy) is this lion, the symbol of the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk:

Glossop lion

The entrance to the part of the building still used by the railway is in the northern portion of the building:

Glossop entrance

The entrance leads to this covered ticket hall:

Glossop ticket hall

Immediately to the right is this old ticket window:

Glossop old ticket window

Further along the ticket hall to the right is this waiting room:

Glossop waiting room

And then a newer ticket window:

Glossop new ticket window

The left hand wall bears a number of plaques. This first one commemorates the opening of the new ticket office and restored waiting rooms by Councillor George Wharmby, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council:

Glossop new ticket hall plaque

A second plaque commemorates the visit by the 18th Duke of Norfolk in 2014:

Glossop plaque marking Norfolk visit

Detail of one of the lamps in the ticket hall:

Glossop lamp

The end of the ticket hall leads out onto the platform, although the doors can be closed to keep in the warmth:

Glossop platform entrance

On the platform looking west:

Glossop platform looking west

Looking back towards the station building and buffers:

Glossop buffers

Alongside the platform is this wall behind which the Coop lurks:

Glossop platform wall

From further along the platform looking back east at the station:

Glossop from the west end

Looking west along the line:

Glossop looking west

Coming back outside we look at the station's eastern side:

Glossop buiding side

There's a plaque on the wall marking the station's construction and restoration in 2005:

Glossop plaque

The south side of the building has the Coop's main entrance:

Glossop south side