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Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Purton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.6066 / 51°36'23"N

Longitude: -1.8432 / 1°50'35"W

OS Eastings: 410953

OS Northings: 189764

OS Grid: SU109897

Mapcode National: GBR 3SG.8S9

Mapcode Global: VHB36.0WF7

Entry Name: Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317922

Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN26

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Purton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Purton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

SU 18 NW

Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box

(Formerly listed under BLUNSDEN ROAD)


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

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