Potton Station

(All pictures © Philip Lindhurst)

Time has taken much of the gloss off Potton Station but its platforms and buildings cling vigorously to life.

Built by contractor Joseph Firbank, it boasts yellow gault brick with ornamental dressings in red and blue. The canopy over the westbound platform comprises five bays of iron and - once upon a time - glass.

Potton must have been an aromatic place to work - the station handled large quantities of manure and soot. The town's first station - on a line from nearby Sandy - closed in 1861, four years after it first welcomed passengers.
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