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Former signal box, north end of platform at Carnforth Station, NGR SD 49692 70834

A Grade II Listed Building in Carnforth, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.1309 / 54°7'51"N

Longitude: -2.7714 / 2°46'16"W

OS Eastings: 349692

OS Northings: 470834

OS Grid: SD496708

Mapcode National: GBR 9N2N.TY

Mapcode Global: WH83V.DFJJ

Entry Name: Former signal box, north end of platform at Carnforth Station, NGR SD 49692 70834

Listing Date: 7 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181825

Location: Carnforth, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA5

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Carnforth

Built-Up Area: Carnforth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Carnforth Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 18/03/2014

SW 47 SE

Former signal box, north end of platform at Carnforth Station, NGR SD 49692 70834

(Formerly listed as Former signal box, north of Carnforth Station, NGR SD 49692 70834)

(Formerly listed as Former Furness Railway signal box, adjacent to Steamtown Museum)


Signal box, opened 30th January 1882. Coursed York stone with sandstone dressings and slate roof. 2 storeys. West wall has 3 blocked chamfered windows on the ground
floor, with a corbel table above. On the 1st floor are 3 mullioned and transomed windows with pointed heads to the lights, Gables have copings, the southern one having a round decorated chimney cap on an octagonal base and a blocked shouldered opening on the ground floor. On the 1st floor is a central round decorated panel, probably once containing a clock, flanked by double chamfered windows. Above is the weathering to the station canopy which once abutted the signal box. The east wall is similar to the west wall. The north gable has a chamfered door surround on the ground floor and an 8-light mullioned and transomed window with pointed heads to the lights (2 upper lights being blank) on the 1st floor, Above is a panel with the carved coat of arms of the Cavendish family with motto 'Cavendo Tutus'. Closed 22nd October 1903.

Listing NGR: SD4969270834

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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