Trivia: Stations named after buildings.

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Not quite a building but a landmark, Queens Park on the Cathcart Circle is named after the nearby park. The surrounding areas are called Govanhill and Strathbungo.
 
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Don't think we've had Angel yet, named after the Angel pub in islington, also there were stations at Alton Towers when it was just a house, and Luton Hoo.

I'm happy to agree that pubs, palaces, houses, etc are all buildings. But I don't think of an airport as being a building, nor a football ground (although arguably the stadium is), despite the fact that I had just thought of The Hawthorns.
 

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Northern line unfinished station called bull and bush or north End
Bull and bush is a pub.
OK. pushing it a bit as unfinished.
Which inspires me to list another unfinished Northern Line station - although hopefully on this occasion it WILL be finished: Battersea Power Station station.
 
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Is not a building. It's a housing estate; an experimental and architecturally distinguished one, but not 'a' building, any more than the towns and districts that give their names to the majority of stations are.
Agree about Port Sunlight, but head one stop along and you could have 'Spital'.
 

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Bat and Ball, too. Way more than I thought! I wonder if there are any that are named after buildings but you wouldn't know unless you know, if that makes sense... for example if St. Pancras was actually named after a church (which for all I know it might be).
It is!!!
 

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Kings Cross (the statue was certainly part of the built environment)
Carlisle Citadel
Strata Florida (named after the abbey)
Exeter St Davids (named after the St David's Church nearby?)
Strata Florida on the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line was named after an abbey. How many others were named in this way I wonder?
That's another one we've already had.

Already had St. Alban's Abbey as well, and, of course, there's also Thornton Abbey in Lincolnshire.
 

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I'm not sure if I'm stretching the point here but any station in Wales with the prefix 'Llan' could be included since 'Llan' means church or, strictly speaking, the enclosure around a church. Of course, by the time the railway came along, the name almost always also referred to the town or village surrounding the church so it would probably count as "named after a place that was named after a building"!
 

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I'm not sure if I'm stretching the point here but any station in Wales with the prefix 'Llan' could be included since 'Llan' means church or, strictly speaking, the enclosure around a church. Of course, by the time the railway came along, the name almost always also referred to the town or village surrounding the church so it would probably count as "named after a place that was named after a building"!
Doing some stretching of my own, "Tal y Cafn for Egwlysbach." Presumably there's a house at Ty Croes...
 

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I don't think we've had Crystal Palace yet - named after two TV masts. (Will get my coat). Seriously though the two stations were built to serve the palace after it was moved to Penge Park in the early 1850s.
 

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I will give one, that I think will be difficult to top....... Bungalow Town Halt!

Opened pre war to the west of the River Adur bridge at Shoreham by sea sussex, renamed Shoreham Airport, and closed after the outbreak of W.W.2!
 

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There is a St Pancaras church on the Marylebone Rd, but its nearer Euston.

The station may have been built in its parish.
Wiki says that part of London was knows as St Pancras, and there was a borough of St Pancras.

So the station is named after a borough, not a building.
As I've already posted - there's the original St Pancras Church right by the NW corner of the railway station; so it's likely that the station was named on account of that. The district/parish/[now]ward were named after the church. Yes, the local council in LCC (ie pre-GLC) days was St Pancras borough.

NB - the other St P church is on Euston Rd, not Marylebone Rd.
 

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Pretty much anywhere that's Something Junction is named after itself.
No - often "X Junction" is where there's a junction to X, it's not a junction at X. Obvious example: Clapham Junction is in Battersea, not in Clapham - but there's a junction there from which one route leads to Clapham.
 

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No - often "X Junction" is where there's a junction to X, it's not a junction at X. Obvious example: Clapham Junction is in Battersea, not in Clapham - but there's a junction there from which one route leads to Clapham.
I don't think that's why it was called 'Clapham' Junction. In fact I don't even know if there was a regular train service from the Junction to Clapham (High Street as is now) before the Overground a few years ago. It was called Clapham, I believe, because Clapham was the upmarket and desirable suburb whereas Battersea wasn't (think Dogs' Home). Now of course all of SW London is upmarket.
 

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