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Latitude: 54.0088 / 54°0'31"N
Longitude: -1.4709 / 1°28'15"W
OS Eastings: 434774
OS Northings: 457103
OS Grid: SE347571
Mapcode National: GBR LQ52.CQ
Mapcode Global: WHD9L.CHTN
Plus Code: 9C6W2G5H+GJ
Entry Name: Signal Box at Knaresborough Station
Listing Date: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248970
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430811
Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Knaresborough
Built-Up Area: Knaresborough
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Knaresborough
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 3457 SE 35NW KNARESBOROUGH KNARESBOROUGH
Signal box at Knaresborough
Signal box. 1872 (Kaye), upper-floor rebuilt probably 1890. Coursed squared gritstone,
ashlar quoins to ground floor, grey slate roof. Built up against east wall of no 53
Kirkgate (qv) with canted east end. 2 storeys, 1 bay. Plinth. South (entrance) facade:
probable door to lower chamber; straight flight of C20 wooden steps to glazed 1st-floor
door with side-sliding sash window to left. Oversailing eaves with bracketed wooden cornice
Hipped roof with short ridge stack. North front (to Kirkgate): round-headed sash with
glazing bars, ashlar sill and keystone; 1st-floor ashlar band; 18-pane side-sliding
sash to 1st floor, protected by railing supported on brackets all of cast-iron. East side
(towards back): canted, with a 15-pane sash window with chanelled wedge lintel to each
face giving a clear view up and down the track. The railway line was in operation in
the early 1850s, but major alterations were made to the station area 1864-65, including
the construction of the level crossing of which the pedestrian gates are operated
from the signal box. A further rebuild of the station in 1890 probably accounts for
the difference in style of the ground and 1st floors of the signal box.
B Jennings (ed), A History of Harrogate and Knaresborough (1970), pp 309-10.
Dr Kaye, book on railway signal boxes, forthcoming.
Listing NGR: SE3477457103
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