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Signal Box at Abergele and Pensarn Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2951 / 53°17'42"N

Longitude: -3.5814 / 3°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 294694

OS Northings: 378741

OS Grid: SH946787

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZFB.FH

Mapcode Global: WH657.YFRQ

Entry Name: Signal Box at Abergele and Pensarn Railway Station

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18706

Building Class: Transport

Location: The signal box stands a little to the E of the platform buildings, between the two up lines and two down lines. Access is by a sleeper walk across the lines from the 'up' platform.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Pensarn

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

LNW Type 4 signal box built c1897.

Exterior

The timber framed box is set on a high red brick basement plinth with five small iron-framed windows each side. The box consists of 7 bays of alternate sliding and fixed windows overlooking the permanent way, returning by two and one bays at each end, below which is a bracketed walkway to facilitate window cleaning. Weatherboarding cladding between the windows and the eaves, and in both gable ends. Pitched slate roof with terminal finials. At the W end, a straight flight ladder with handrail provides the access to the half-glazed door. Iron framed boxes at ground level, now mostly blocked, allow the lever rods to emerge to the longitudinal signalling rods laid between the tracks.

Interior

The box has a 60 lever frame, of Tumbler type, many are no longer in use.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved large signal box, part of a group of four buildings of historic interest at Abergele Station.

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