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Signal Box at Tintern Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintern, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7027 / 51°42'9"N

Longitude: -2.6709 / 2°40'15"W

OS Eastings: 353735

OS Northings: 200652

OS Grid: SO537006

Mapcode National: GBR JM.3WC7

Mapcode Global: VH87F.NGCK

Entry Name: Signal Box at Tintern Station

Listing Date: 29 September 2000

Last Amended: 29 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24042

Building Class: Transport

Location: On a meadow at a loop of the river Wye to N of Tintern Abbey.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Tintern (Tyndyrn)

Community: Tintern

Locality: Tintern Parva

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A signal box dating probably from 1908 when the Wye Valley Railway was taken over by the Great Western Railway.

Exterior

A standard McKenzie and Holland design with a stone base for the locking room, a timber framed upper floor fully glazed on three sides and with a Welsh slate roof. Nine 6-pane windows to the front and six to the sides, part is the door on one end. Sliding casements. Gables with horizontal boarding, plain bargeboards and spike finials.

Interior

The box is now a schoolroom for the station visitor centre. It was closed in 1960 and the 25 lever McKenzie and Holland frame was removed soon afterwards.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an externally unaltered early C20 railway signal box, and for its group value with the other buildings at Tintern station.

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