The restoration of Bat & Ball Station

Restoration sketch
In 2017, Sevenoaks Town Council was delighted to announce that it had secured a £755,600 Heritage Lottery Fund grant towards the refurbishment of the Bat & Ball Station building, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. This was the first project in the Town Council’s ambitious plan to regenerate Northern Sevenoaks, moving onto the newly built Bat & Ball Centre.


The Bat & Ball Station was the first railway station in Sevenoaks and used by Queen Victoria when visiting Knole. It has been boarded up since 1992 and gradually deteriorated.

Since the restoration, the station buildings now provide

- Heritage information

- Community rooms

- Public toilets

- Bat & Ball Café selling Kent Produce. Click here for more information about Bat & Ball Café


Access at the station was an important issue. Prior to the restoration, access onto the station was only from Bat & Ball Road, leading onto Platform 2, limiting people with mobility restrictions from accessing Platform 1 and the soon to be newly developed Bat & Ball Centre by only using the railway bridge. Rail authorities agreed with Sevenoaks Town Council to enable a new access point to Platform 1 to the new Bat & Ball Centre. Since designing this, it has had great feedback from our community and visitors, making our Bat & Ball Station inclusive for everyone.

To encourage our green initiative, we also installed cycle racks adjacent to both platforms, and also provisional chargers for electric bikes.







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A Sevenoaks Town Council Community Project.

 Sevenoaks Town Council also thanks the following for their assistance
with this project: Southeastern Railways Ltd, Friends of Bat & Ball Station, Railway Heritage Trust.

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