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Latitude: 52.7722 / 52°46'19"N
Longitude: -1.1962 / 1°11'46"W
OS Eastings: 454323
OS Northings: 319704
OS Grid: SK543197
Mapcode National: GBR 8KT.4D1
Mapcode Global: WHDHQ.LLL3
Plus Code: 9C4WQRC3+VG
Entry Name: Signal Box at Loughborough Central Station
Listing Date: 22 April 2005
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391315
English Heritage Legacy ID: 494108
Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11
Electoral Ward/Division: Loughborough Hastings
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Loughborough
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Loughborough All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
261/0/10008 GREAT CENTRAL ROAD
Signal box at Loughborough Central sta
Railway signal Box. 1898 for the Great Central Railway. Red brick and timber framing with a Welsh slate roof. Red brick locking room with four 2 x 2 pane windows with stone cills. Upper floor with external timber staircase at the south end. The upper floor has 6 x 3 windows, each window has 2 x 3 panes in two sliding sashes. Bargeboarded gable with spike finial. Red brick stack in centre of rear wall.
Interior not inspected, but it is reported to have the original locking frame; this remains in use for the working of Loughborough Central Station.
History: Loughborough Central station, of which this is the signal box, was opened by the Great Central Railway on what was originally the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's London Extension when it was promoted in 1893. It became the GCR in 1897. Loughborough Central was opened on 15th March 1899 and closed on 5th May 1969. It was reopened on 23rd March 1974 as headquarters of the Great Central Railway (a private steam preservation line. It forms part of a unique group.
Information from Martin Hammond, Honorary Architect, Great Central Railway.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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