GORSE HILL BRIDGES SIGNAL BOX

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1023159
Date first listed:
17-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
GORSE HILL BRIDGES SIGNAL BOX, TADPOLE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GORSE HILL BRIDGES SIGNAL BOX, TADPOLE LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Purton
National Grid Reference:
SU1095389764

Details

SU 18 NW 9/273

PURTON, TADPOLE LANE, Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box

(Formerly listed under BLUNSDEN ROAD)

II

Signal box. c.1870 by Saxby and Farmer for the Great Western Railway Co (Broad Gauge). Timber framing and weatherboarding, originally zinc roof, now (June 1985) undergoing restoration. Original studding with grooved weatherboarding and original roofline. Temporary base, and original brick stack removed and boarded over as later GWR modification, as is external stair and 5-light sliding sashes. Interior has a Great Western 5-bar vertical frame and instrument shelf by Saxby and Farmer. Listed as an example of a signal box built for the new semaphore signalling system introduced c.1870 with modifications carried out by the Company up to 1913. Removed from Gorse Hill, Swindon, and re-erected on this site.

Listing NGR: SU1095389764

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
317922
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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