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Latitude: 51.3134 / 51°18'48"N
Longitude: -0.5671 / 0°34'1"W
OS Eastings: 499961
OS Northings: 158116
OS Grid: SU999581
Mapcode National: GBR FBL.MF7
Mapcode Global: VHFV8.4810
Entry Name: Railway Electrical Control Room
Listing Date: 16 June 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245335
English Heritage Legacy ID: 468730
Location: Woking, Surrey, GU22
Electoral Ward/Division: Mount Hermon
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Woking
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Woking St Mary of Bethany
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
SU 95 NE YORK ROAD (Off)
71/5/10010 Railway Electrical
Railway electrical control room. Built in 1936 by the Swedish firm of Asean for Southern Railways. Built of concrete with flat roof and metal-framed casement windows. STYLE: International Modern. PLAN AND EXTERIOR: comprises entrance block of 4x2 bays of one storey with central entrance with architrave and rectangular fanlight. Taller one storey control room behind. Full-height pilasters and cornice articulate the bays. INTERIOR: offices to entrance block but Control Room is oval with domed ceiling and has four ornate 1930's lamps on cast-iron columnar bases with copper dishes which illuminate the dome as uplighters. Around the outside of the room are the track diagrams arranged in a striking design of silver against black background with coloured lights to represent all the switches. Outside the room is all the original electro-mechanical switch gear. HISTORICAL NOTE: this was one of five original control rooms built by this firm for Southern Railways of which only three survive - Woking being the last to remain operational. Southern Railways was in the forefront of electrification.
Listing NGR: SU9996158116
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