Description: Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 317922
OS Grid Reference: SU1088489886
OS Grid Coordinates: 410884, 189886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6077, -1.8442
SU 18 NW PURTON BLUNSDEN ROAD
9/273 Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box
Signal box. c.1870 by Saxby and Farmer for the Great Western
Railway Co (Broad Gauge). Timber framing and weatherboarding,
originally zinc roof, now (June 1985) undergoing restoration.
Original studding with grooved weatherboarding and original
roofline. Temporary base, and original brick stack removed and
boarded over as later GWR modification, as is external stair and 5-
light sliding sashes.
Interior has a Great Western 5-bar vertical frame and instrument
shelf by Saxby and Farmer. Listed as an example of a signal box
built for the new semaphore signalling system introduced c.1870
with modifications carried out by the Company up to 1913. Removed
from Gorse Hill, Swindon, and re-erected on this site.
Listing NGR: SU0905088717
Source: English Heritage
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