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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380343
English Heritage Legacy ID: 480345
Location: Cromer, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR27
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
TG24SW HOLT ROAD
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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