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Clifton Hill Railway Station, John St, Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (30/06/1992)
Place ID 15097
Place File No 2/11/012/0013
Statement of Significance
In sharp contrast to its dense urban surroundings the Tudor inspired design of Clifton Hill station with its hipped slate clad roof and verandah provides a valued reference to The area's past (Criterion F.1). It is an intact example of a suburban station built in this Victorian Tudor style and is the only one of its style still having the corrugated iron wings on either end. On the eastern platform there is a timber verandah centrally supported on king post trusses which is now quite rare (Criterion B.2).
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This Station was constructed in 1888 as one of the Maldon group of station designs of which there were eleven originally, including Ascot Vale, Brunswick, Coburg, Jewell and Maldon. Kew has been demolished. All were constructed in the period 1887-9. The building is a standard Tudor Revival style and is evident in the remaining ten stations. Maldon is the only country example. The plan of the hipped roof building is symmetrical about the axis of the booking lobby. To one side are the station offices and to the other are the waiting rooms. The corrugated iron wings situated at either end of this building were once common to all examples this design, but now survive only at Clifton Hill. They include toilets and a porter's room and yard. The timber verandah situated on the eastern platform is centrally supported on timber posts and the roof carried on king post trusses. The down-side station and platform canopy and the canopy of the upside platform are significant.
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Condition and Integrity
The Station was damaged by fire in December 1981. The portable buildings on the up side of the tracks were burnt down but the rather precious verandah escaped serious damage. The down side buildings (Maldon style) remain intact and are now undergoing renovation as is the Station. Similarly a new matching verandah is being built on the up-side. G Butler May 1990.
John and Hoddle Streets, Clifton Hill.
MARCH 1982.

Report Produced  Wed Oct 1 03:35:36 2014