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Llanelli West Signal Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6742 / 51°40'27"N

Longitude: -4.1633 / 4°9'47"W

OS Eastings: 250514

OS Northings: 199490

OS Grid: SS505994

Mapcode National: GBR GS.VFXD

Mapcode Global: VH3MJ.S5DV

Entry Name: Llanelli West Signal Box

Listing Date: 4 April 2013

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87663

Building Class: Transport

Location: To the west of LLanelli station on the west side of the level crossing over Glanmor Road

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanelli

Community: Llanelli

Built-Up Area: Llanelli

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Built in 1877 for the Great Western Railway as a GWR type 2 signal box on the South Wales Railway Line connecting Chepstow with Fishguard. During the mid 20th century there were five signal boxes in the Llanelli area, only Llanelli West now survives. In 1973 the levers of the Llanelli West box were removed, although the frame was retained and Individual Function Switch (IFS) equipment installed. At inspection in 2012 the box still controlled the adjacent level crossing.

Exterior

Signal Box. Two storey brick and timber with hipped slate roof. North trackside elevation with timber gallery to upper floor with continious galzing of four horizontally sliding sash windows (replaced to west). Three small pane windows with projecting cills to ground floor. Gallery returns to east and west, west elevation with large fixed small pane window, east elevation with palin window and door accessed by modern stell stairs. Plain door to locking room below. Canted corner to south elevation, two blocked windows to upper floor, external stach truncated at eaves level.

Interior

Plain boarded rafter roof, lever frame and 1973 IFS equipment.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as the only surviving example of a GWR type 2 Signal Box in Wales, believed to be the fourth oldest surviving signal box in Wales.

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