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Signal Box at Holywell Junction Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2931 / 53°17'35"N

Longitude: -3.2084 / 3°12'30"W

OS Eastings: 319551

OS Northings: 378026

OS Grid: SJ195780

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z1C.67

Mapcode Global: WH76K.PHD9

Entry Name: Signal Box at Holywell Junction Railway Station

Listing Date: 19 August 1991

Last Amended: 19 August 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 511

Building Class: Transport

Location: Immediately NW of the railway station; set between the main line tracks.

County: Flintshire

Community: Holywell (Treffynnon)

Community: Holywell

Locality: Greenfield

Built-Up Area: Holywell

Traditional County: Flintshire

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The Chester to Holyhead railway was proposed to improve links between London and Dublin. The bill was passed in July 1844 with Robert Stephenson as engineer and Francis Thompson of Derby as architect. Holywell station was opened in 1848.

LNWR type 4 signal-box; this particular version was produced from ca 1880 until 1904. It was one of the most popular types of signal box ever produced. 2-storeys; 5-bays with slate roof; gable ends have pendants and finials and flush bargeboards; the whole of the operating floor storey is weatherboarded and lit by a continuous band of 4-pane sliding sash windows. Long sides have cantilevered walkways, on metal brackets; returned around gable ends. Timber stairs to SE end. Red brick lower storey with camber headed 4-pane windows and doorway below stairs.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Holywell Junction Railway Station.

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  • II* Holywell Junction Railway Station
    Situated at the far end of the road on the SW side of the coastal railway.
  • II Plas-yn-Morfa
    Situated between the main coast road and the Chester to Holyhead Railway. Set in its own grounds and reached from the main road along short drive.
  • II Fomer Coach House & Stables at Plas-Yn-morfa
    Immediately to rear of Plas-yn-Morfa. Situated between main coastal road and the Chester to Holyhead Railway. Plas-yn-Morfa is reached along short drive.
  • II Minffordd Cottage
    Below the main coast road near the NW boudary of the Holywell Community Council area. Reached via main entrance to Bodlondeb Farm. Detached to NW.
  • II Holy Trinity Church
    Set in small churchyard near NE end of Greenfield; E end faces main road.
  • II Abbey House
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  • II Betnea
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  • II The Valley Lodge
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