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Rhyl No.1 Signal Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhyl, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3199 / 53°19'11"N

Longitude: -3.4858 / 3°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 301123

OS Northings: 381361

OS Grid: SJ011813

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z31.4M

Mapcode Global: WH653.FTB8

Plus Code: 9C5R8G97+XM

Entry Name: Rhyl No.1 Signal Box

Listing Date: 7 August 1990

Last Amended: 14 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1515

Building Class: Transport

Location: Sited approximately 100 metres to E of the long up-platform at Rhyl Railway Station; set back slightly from the trackside with large yard to the rear reached from Morley Road.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Rhyl (Y Rhyl)

Community: Rhyl

Built-Up Area: Rhyl

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Dateable to c1900, when major improvements to the main lines and goods yards were completed by LNWR. Rhyl No 1 is of Saxby and Farmer LNW box type 4, and of similar, though smaller design, to that of Rhyl No 2.

Exterior

Tall 3-storey, 4-bay box with slates to gabled roof with flush bargeboards and inset finials set directly over weatherboarding of operating floor. Oversailing eaves to long sides with cantilvered catwalk on metal brackets to trackside. Four-pane timber sliding sashes in continuous band to operating room. Lower storeys of variegated red brickwork with blue brick sill bands and paired cambered headed windows in 2-storey panels with header corbels. Top storey of rear elevation has 2 short sections of cantilevered walkways to windows and cantilevered cubicle to W gable end with vertical ladder and boarded door.

Lever frames removed.

Reasons for Listing

One of an impressive pair of signal boxes flanking the station.

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