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Railway Electrical Control Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Mount Hermon, Surrey

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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

Plus Code: 9C3X8C7M+94

Entry Name: Railway Electrical Control Room

Listing Date: 16 June 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245335

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468730

Location: Mount Hermon, Woking, Surrey, GU22

County: Surrey

Electoral Ward/Division: Mount Hermon

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

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Listing Text


71/5/10010 Railway Electrical
Control Room


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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