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Weighbridge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Merstham, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2743 / 51°16'27"N

Longitude: -0.1534 / 0°9'12"W

OS Eastings: 528906

OS Northings: 154411

OS Grid: TQ289544

Mapcode National: GBR JHP.41C

Mapcode Global: VHGS4.978G

Entry Name: Weighbridge Cottage

Listing Date: 31 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289376

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, RH1

County: Surrey

District: Reigate and Banstead

Town: Reigate and Banstead

Electoral Ward/Division: Merstham

Built-Up Area: Redhill

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Merstham

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Weighbridge Cottage
TQ 25 SE 23/205


Erected by Sir Edward Banks between 1803 and 1805 as the weigh and toll-house
of the Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway (1805-59) which was an extension
of the Surrey Iron Railway (1801-1846) said to be the first public railway in
the world. The railway comprised trucks pulled by a single horse and brought
Merstham stone to Croydon and Wandsworth. The house is built of coursed square
blocks of Merstham (chalk) stone. 2 storeys, 2 windows. Tiled roof. Modern
leaded casements and a central 4-Panel door. On left return a later canted bay
with hipped roof. Modern rear additions. Surrey County Council Historic Building

Listing NGR: TQ2890654411

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