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Operator's Cabin to Sliding Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3966 / 51°23'47"N

Longitude: -3.2624 / 3°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 312267

OS Northings: 167147

OS Grid: ST122671

Mapcode National: GBR HT.RB2K

Mapcode Global: VH6FR.D5M7

Entry Name: Operator's Cabin to Sliding Bridge

Listing Date: 13 February 1996

Last Amended: 13 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16837

Building Class: Transport

Location: To SE of bridge.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Locality: Barry Docks

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Operators hut probably contemporary with bridge (1889). In form of standard pattern wooden Barry Railway signal box (believed to be last of its type). Aligned parallel to bridge with gables to E and W. Wooden construction with horizontal boarding, slate roof, but brick basement. Decorative bargeboards, and some panelling to gable ends. E end has wooden steps up to entrance doorway; three windows to each side at operator's level; balconies to 3 sides on iron brackets, metal rails. Ground floor doorway to S, and steps down to basement doorway below this. Attached to box (W), is small wooden hut with vertical boarding, and hipped slate roof, mechanism (hydraulic cylinder?) to interior.

Interior

Inside the operator's cabin is the original lever frame mechanism of 7 levers, with further adjacent lever.

Reasons for Listing

Included as integral part of sliding bridge, and believed to be last surviving example of wooden Barry Railway signal box.

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