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Signal Box West of Crediton Station Main Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7834 / 50°47'0"N

Longitude: -3.6483 / 3°38'54"W

OS Eastings: 283894

OS Northings: 99502

OS Grid: SX838995

Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZTVX

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.QGX

Plus Code: 9C2RQ9M2+9M

Entry Name: Signal Box West of Crediton Station Main Range

Listing Date: 24 August 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387107

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/4/156 Signal box west of Crediton Station
24/08/89 Main Range


Railway signal box. Probably circa 1862 for the LSWR.Upper
storey timber-frame, clad with weatherboarding, ground floor
red brick laid in English bond; low-pitched hipped slate roof
with lead rolls to hips and short ridge; red brick lateral
Exterior: 2 storeys. Flight of timber steps on the east side
lead up to a projecting timber-framed porch on posts with
4-pane fixed windows on the east and south sides, the frame
clad with vertical boarding. The box has a tier of 4 over
4-pane windows below the eaves. Stack has shaft with moulded
cornice; rear (north) right single-storey outhut.
Interior: Not inspected.
Historical Note: The complicated early history of the line,
which began in 1838, led to its being known as 'The Vicar of
Bray Railway', but eventually the Crediton and Exeter Railway
(Act of 1845) was leased to the Bristol and Exeter Railway who
converted to broad guage and opened on 12 May 1851, until the
LSWR took over in 1862 (St John Thomas, pp.92-96).
An attractive C19 signal box, described as "typical of early
designs by the L.S.W.R."(Pevsner).One of a good group of
railway buildings of mixed dates at Crediton station.
(A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: St John
Thomas, David,: The West Country: PP.92-96; The Buildings of
England: Pevsner, N., & Cherry, B.,: Devon: London: P.300).

Listing NGR: SX8389499502

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