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Publication Account

Date 2013

Event ID 966945

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account



Cupar station opened in 1847 to designs by Thomas Grainger, an Italianate composition with projecting eaves, a two storey centrepiece and two storey end pavilions. The effect is magnified by lotus capitals to the awning and a semielliptically arched bridge with battlements, also by Grainger.

A siding led to an 1840s granary, 4 storeys with arched ground floor openings, converted in the early 1990s into a small business gateway (before that term was used). Adjacent coal drops are to one side (like staithes, using bottom-opening waggons) and to the other the old Jail, 1814, for long a rather grand seed warehouse because it did not look forbidding enough for malefactors.

Small wrought iron footbridge, 32ft span, over the Eden at Waterend Road to serve powerloom factories (now demolished) of the 1860s.

M Watson, 2013

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