The London Underground has a whopping 270 stations on its tube map.
While the majority can be found within the capital itself, some stretch further out into the west of Essex and even into neighbouring county Hertfordshire.
Of those 270 stations, 71 are based in buildings which feature on the ‘Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest’ – some of which are listed buildings.
We’ve compiled a few interesting facts about the three stations in the west of our county which are officially recorded as Grade II listed buildings.
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Initially built in 1851, the station was redesigned by Easter Region architect HH Powell and then rebuilt in 1961.
Sitting on the District Line and Hammersmith & City Line, Barking Station booking hall is a Grade II listed building.
The booking hall stands on a bridge over railway tracks and is fourteen bays long.
A mere 15-minute drive from Barking Station you’ll find Barkingside Station, which was designed by railway architect William Burgess and built in 1903 by Great Eastern Railway.
The Central line extension took over the red-brick, symmetrical station in 1948, and its Grade II listing covers the largely unaltered building on the platform.
This Grade II listed masterpiece in Loughton, Essex, was designed by Scottish architect John Murray Easton and was built between 1939-1940.
It has a tiled entrance and floor, and the platforms have kidney-shaped flat-slab canopies on piers arranged in alternating broad and narrow bays.