LITTLE RIVER RAILWAY STATION AND GOODS YARD SOHE 2008
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - May 2, 2000
What is significant?
The Little River Station and Goods Shed was built in 1864 by SamuelAmess on the Geelong-Melbourne line, for the Victorian Railwaysarchitects. It comprises a basalt station building, asymmetricallycomposed, with decorated bargeboard to the gables and a decorativetimber platform verandah. Other structures include a basalt lamproom/toilet block and a rusticated goods shed featuring a trabeateddecorative system, pedimented gables and rum through. Several featuresof note include the basement holding cells and the Victorian Railwaysplaques to the end of the gables. The former signal box, van goods shedand toilet block have been removed. While the station platform is stillin use, the station buildings are currently closed.
How is it significant?
The Little River Railway Station is historically and architecturallysignificant to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
Little River Railway Station and Goods Shed are historically significantas a rare example of buildings erected during the initial phase ofrailway building in the colony. Constructed in 1864 of a unique design,the Little River Railway Station was one of the earliest stationbuildings to be built in Victoria. Built during the period of the 'maintrunk lines', c.1857 - c.1869, the formative years of railwaydevelopment in Victoria.
Little River Railway Station is architecturally significant for itsplanning, design and detailing, and is a notable example of a countryrailway station. The goods shed is architecturally significant as a rareexample of its type.