Retford’s Railway Station is a key link situated on the East Coast Mainline linking London through to Edinburgh.
The station also sits on the Northern Trains line between Sheffield and Lincoln which calls at Gainsborough providing another useful, local, link.
In 2020 the Station became a Grade 2 listed site as the official confirmation below records:
Retford Railway Station and gate piers with attached walls to north, Station Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire - Awarded Listed Building Status
List Entry Number: 1470324
Following your application to add the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, we have now considered all the representations made and completed our assessment of the building. I am delighted to inform you that having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Retford Railway Station and gate piers with attached walls to north to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of our advice report, which gives the principal reasons for this decision. The List entry for this building, together with a map, has now been published on the National Heritage List for England, and will be available for public access. This List can be accessed through our website.
The local planning authority will now be preparing the statutory notices required under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Please be aware that the listing of the building took effect on the day that the List entry was published on the National Heritage List for England.
As of 25 June 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) has enabled a number of heritage reforms, including an amendment to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 that provides two potential ways to be more precise about what is listed. Whether or not the new provisions have been invoked with regard to this building is explained in the Advice Report. A List entry that makes use of these provisions will clarify what attached and curtilage structures are excluded from the listing and/or which interior features definitively lack special interest; however, owners and managers should be aware that other planning and development management constraints might apply to these structures, and should clarify these with the Local Planning Authority. Further information is available on our website at