Victorian railway station near Chichester

Lavant station north of Chichester, 1881
Lavant station north of Chichester, 1881
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

NOSTALGIA: A red bluestocking at Portsmouth Grammar School

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Taken in 1881, the year it opened, this picture captures Lavant station in all its Victorian glory.

Lavant was one of the stops on the Chichester to Midhurst line and lost its role when the line closed to passengers in 1935.

The station building design featured a booking office on the level of the road nearby (behind the fence), passengers having to descend by stairs to the platform built in a cutting.