Railway Station, Youghal

Williamstown
Youghal
Co Cork
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 20823257
  • Date: 1855 - 1865
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Railway Station
  • Townland: Williamstown
  • County: Cork
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Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: Moderate

Appraisal

This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly vegetation growth. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

The station dates to circa 1860 and formed part of the Cork City to Youghal line which closed to passenger traffic in 1963, however freight and occasional special trains use the lines until 1987. A section of the rail line was re-opened from Cork to Midleton in 2009 but the remaining section of the line east to Youghal remains derelict. The building uses attractive local red brick and has very six prominent arched window bays with two flanking wings. The structure is gradually losing its features of interest. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community

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