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Latitude: 52.7164 / 52°42'59"N
Longitude: 1.4086 / 1°24'30"E
OS Eastings: 630312
OS Northings: 318644
OS Grid: TG303186
Mapcode National: GBR WGR.NY3
Mapcode Global: WHMT3.LZYF
Entry Name: Wroxham Signal Box
Listing Date: 25 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1356772
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477005
Location: Hoveton, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR12
District: North Norfolk
Civil Parish: Hoveton
Built-Up Area: Hoveton
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Hoveton St John
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG 31 NW HOVETON
Wroxham Signal Box
Railway signal box. Built in 1900 for the Great Eastern Railway probably by McKenzie and Holland. Timber framed on a brick base with some weatherboarding and a Welsh slate roof. The lower storey has vertical joists with herringbone struts covered with horizontal weatherboarding. Two fixed windows 5 x 2 panes in the centre front with a door at the south end. The upper storey has seven windows 3 x 3 panes in front with two sliding sashes; two windows at each end, one sliding, with the door on the south end. Horizontal weatherboarding to the rear. Gable ends with louvres in weatherboarding. Low pitched gabled roof covered with Bangor Countess slates. Steel staircase and wooden gallery to upper storey with enclosed toilet cubicle, balcony with handrails to front and north end for window access.
Interior has a 50 lever McKenzie and Holland frame dated 1900 with booking desk, lockers and tablet.
History: Wroxham station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1874 on the line between Norwich and Cromer, and the branch towards Aylsham was opened in 1879. This signal box, which controlled the junction, replaced an earlier one which stood on the station platform. It is the standard GER Type 7 design which was current from c,1885-1920's.
References: Information from P.J.A.Bower; Michael A.Vanns, Signalboxes, Ian Allan, 1995, p 24; The Signalling Study Group, The Signal Box, OPC, 1986.
Listing NGR: TG3031218644
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