Alton Station

We arrived at dusk, driving down the Churnet Valley, with banks full of bluebells and wild garlic.   The station itself is castellated Italianate, opened in July 1849 and presumed to have been desogned by Henry Arthur Hunt, the architect for the North Staffordshire Railway, which ran alongside the river and brought day trippers out from the Potteries to visit Alton Towers:-

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