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Latitude: 51.6066 / 51°36'23"N
Longitude: -1.8432 / 1°50'35"W
OS Eastings: 410953
OS Northings: 189764
OS Grid: SU109897
Mapcode National: GBR 3SG.8S9
Mapcode Global: VHB36.0WF7
Entry Name: Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box
Listing Date: 17 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1023159
English Heritage Legacy ID: 317922
Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN26
Civil Parish: Purton
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Purton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
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Gorse Hill Bridges Signal Box
(Formerly listed under BLUNSDEN ROAD)
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: SU1095389764
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