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Weighbridge Cottage, Merstham

Description: Weighbridge Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 March 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 289376

OS Grid Reference: TQ2890654411
OS Grid Coordinates: 528906, 154411
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2743, -0.1534

Location: London Rd N, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey RH2 9AA

Locality: Merstham
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH2 9AA

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Weighbridge Cottage
TQ 25 SE 23/205


Erected by Sir Edward Banks between 1803 and 1805 as the weigh and toll-house
of the Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway (1805-59) which was an extension
of the Surrey Iron Railway (1801-1846) said to be the first public railway in
the world. The railway comprised trucks pulled by a single horse and brought
Merstham stone to Croydon and Wandsworth. The house is built of coursed square
blocks of Merstham (chalk) stone. 2 storeys, 2 windows. Tiled roof. Modern
leaded casements and a central 4-Panel door. On left return a later canted bay
with hipped roof. Modern rear additions. Surrey County Council Historic Building

Listing NGR: TQ2890654411

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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