Windsor Street goods station, Birmingham, 2007


Windsor Street goods station, Rupert Street, Birmingham, 2007

Windsor Street goods station, Rupert Street, Birmingham 2007

There were several goods stations built in the 19th century to serve Birmingham. Only a few façades (my drawing is of one of those) and a narrow block of offices remain today on the perimeter of the once-extensive Windsor Street goods station, with the rest of the site currently given over to modern industrial units or remain derelict since the closure of the station.

The façades are severely degraded and trees have grown behind walls to which are attached the remains of old timber hoardings. The lower roof has collapsed to expose the rafters. The pattern of the broken brickwork facing the street indicates an oculus existed at the gable wall of a low-pitch upper roof.

Dates: 1st May 2007 – 22nd May 2007
Subject: Derelict station, Rupert Street, Birmingham
Medium: Ink on paper
Size: A3