Sunday, 14 August 2011

Andrew Handyside Iron work at Middlesbrough Railway Station built in 1877.

Andrew Handyside who built Friargate bridge in Derby also built quite a few Railway Stations in the UK and around the world, Since starting my Handyside research and launching this blog I am begining to discover more and more of these stations.
Here is a recent discovery in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK. Here at Middlesbrough Railway station you will find lots of decorative ironwork by Handyside, including lots of coumns with the company badge on it. I would like to thank Ian Stubbs for finding this station for me and taking lots of photographs.

The railway station was officially opened in 1877 for passengers but goods trains were used by the Evening Gazette to distribute its newspapers before that date. The present station was designed by the North Eastern Railway's principal architect William Peachey and it was described at the time as one of the largest and finest on the North Eastern system. The original building boasted an ornate arched roof which was infamously destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1942. The building was repaired and remains today as one of the few remaining Victorian public buildings in Middlesbrough.

Photographs of Andrew Handyside Iron work at Middlesbrough Railway Station:

1) Over 40 Handyside roof support columns in this station !
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

2) Andrew Handyside makers badge on base of column.
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

3) A highly decorated capital on support column.
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

4)A highly decorated Handyside roof support column.
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

5) Decorative ironwork near roof.
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

6) Decorative filler ironwork
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

7) Wrought Iron panels by Andrew Handyside? on Albert Bridge.
Middlesbrough Railway Station - columns by Andrew Handyside and Co Ltd of Derby and London

Ian has taken lots more photographs of Andrew Handyside ironwork at this station, please see his set here.

Map Location:
View my Andrew Handyside World Map to see the exact location of this railway station on my world map.
My world map is the result of hundreds of hours of research into the company, plotting out each item as I find it.

Can you help find more Andrew Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other railway stations around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.

Thanks
Andy

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