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Description: Overtrack Signal Box to East of Hexham Railway Station
Date Listed: 22 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239247
OS Grid Reference: NY9425264187
OS Grid Coordinates: 394252, 564187
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9723, -2.0913
STATION ROAD(east side off)
5344 Overtrack signal box
to east of Hexham
NY 9464 10/406 Railway Station
Gantry signal cabin, circa 1896 for the North Eastern Railway. Brick and steel
with boarded and glazed superstructure on steel frame, slate roof, brick chimney.
South elevation shows 2 brick arches and brickwork carried up into the super-
structure between 2 large boarded panels. Steel external staircase to glazed door
at right. Low-pitched pyramidal roof with corniced central stack. From the brick
wall 2 wide elliptical steel arches span the track and support the gantry beams.
2 similar round arches, between open steel piers, at north end, complete the
support of an open platform, with lattice iron railing, to north of the enclosed
box which has weather-boarding below continuous glazing, to north, east and west.
One of only 2 remaining signal boxes of this type on the line.
Listing NGR: NY9425264187
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Source: English Heritage
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