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Keighley Junction Signal Box Approximately 10 Metres to North-West of Bridge over Railway

A Grade II Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8682 / 53°52'5"N

Longitude: -1.9024 / 1°54'8"W

OS Eastings: 406518

OS Northings: 441335

OS Grid: SE065413

Mapcode National: GBR HR4Q.Y3

Mapcode Global: WHB7W.R19D

Entry Name: Keighley Junction Signal Box Approximately 10 Metres to North-West of Bridge over Railway

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134151

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338098

Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD21

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Keighley

Built-Up Area: Keighley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Keighley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/11/2017

SE 04 SE,

BRADFORD ROAD (north-west side, off),
Keighley Junction Signal Box approx. 10 metres to north-west of bridge over railway

(Formerly listed as: BRADFORD ROAD (west side, off) Keighley Junction Signal Box approx 110 metres to north of bridge over railway)


Signal box. 1884 for Midland Railway Company (Kaye). Timber Welsh slate roof.
Single cell, two storeys, two x one bays. Vertical-boarded ground floor, vertical-
boarded and glazed first floor, the window frames having angled top corners. Large-
scantling angle posts; the narrow intermediate posts on the 1st floor are
chamfered. Eaves board. Hipped oversailing roof with two wooden finials, one
with top missing. North-west end has board door to ground floor and wooden steps
up to first floor doorway which is flanked by two 4-pane windows to left and one
to right. Right return: one 4-pane window to 1st floor left and a small inserted
window to right. Left return (onto main line): 1st floor is all glazed, having
two pairs of large sliding sashes with glazing bars, below then is set board
lettered Keighley Station Junction. Rear: masked on ground floor by added out-
shut. On 1st floor a wide side-sliding sash with glazing bars. INTERIOR: ground
floor room houses mechanical relays operated from upper room connected levers.
tipper room has full range of signal levers on one side above these is a bracketed
shelf with block instruments and bells (including one old bell). Old wooden
bench-locker; originally heated by a coal grate then by a Romesse stove (flue
hole blocked up). The signal box is of the Midland Type 2a design, one of the
most widespread of all signal box types; Kaye states that it will shortly become
the oldest surviving Midland box. Dr Kaye, pers comm, and see book on signal
boxes, forthcoming.

Listing NGR: SE0651841335

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

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