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Semaphore Signals at Former Beach Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Cromer, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.93 / 52°55'47"N

Longitude: 1.2904 / 1°17'25"E

OS Eastings: 621244

OS Northings: 342021

OS Grid: TG212420

Mapcode National: GBR VBR.91Q

Mapcode Global: WHMS2.SMN5

Entry Name: Semaphore Signals at Former Beach Station

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480345

Location: Cromer, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR27

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Cromer

Built-Up Area: Cromer

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Cromer St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


892/2/10006 Semaphore signals at
24-MAY-00 Former Beach Station


Semaphore signals. Probably 1920 but may have been resited in 1954. Origin probably Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway or Great Eastern Railway, but resited by British Railways.
Steel and timber. Two cylindrical steel posts, each with a timber semaphore arm. Included as examples of a traditional type having group value with Cromer signal box which they immediately adjoin.
History The line between Melton Constable and Cromer Beach was built by the Eastern and Midland Railway and opened in 1887. This railway failed in 1890 and was bought jointly by the Midland Railway and the Great Northern Railway, thus forming the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway in 1893. This railway, with 183 miles of track, was the largest of the joint railways and remained independent until 1936 because its parent companies were incorporated into different groupings', LMS and LNER, the LNER finally taking full responsibility in 1936.
Cromer signal box is the last box from this system still working out of an original 90. It was built in 1920 as Cromer Yard and was refitted with the present frame when Cromer High station was closed in 1954 and all the traffic transferred to Cromer Beach.
References: Jack Simmons and Gordon Biddle, The Oxford Companion to Railway History, OUP, 1997, p 103 for concrete and p 320 for Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.
Richard Adderson and Graham Kenworthy, Branch Lines around Cromer, Middleton Press,1998.
Michael A.Vanns, Signal Boxes, Ian Allan, 1997, p 113.
The Signalling Study Group, The Signal Box, OPC, 1986, pps 123-4.

Listing NGR: TG2123642009

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