Structure / Site Summary for 244820

Selside Signal Box

The south elevation of Selside Signal Box.

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Selside Signal Box

Assessment status: NOT yet assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 244

Location 2 - Chains: 68.50

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Down

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: Yes

Construction / installation period: MR-O

Current Use: Relocated

Visibility: Unknown

Accessibility (ease of access): Unknown

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2: Elevation views

The south elevation of Selside Signal Box.     

4: Cab-views

30 August 2012
Selside Signal Box     

Primary / Secondary References

Plate 35 is a view of Selside Signal Box looking north in 1973.  The box was 10ft x 11ft 6in x 8ft of wood construction and was brought into use on 16 June 1907 at a renewal cost of £200. (W & W Committee Minute No 22118, 2/11/1906).  The box was closed on 30 November 1975 and removed for preservation.  Also visible in this image is the pre-fabricated concrete hut (possibly a toilet) (structure ref 244790) and the Selside Signal Box lamp hut (structure ref 244800).

Figure 14 is a diagram of the track layout at Selside based on information from a 1913 Midland Railway survey.

Figure 15 is a diagram of the signalling at Selside, based on information available in 1975.

Notes / additional information

At some point after its operational closure on the Settle-Carlisle line, Selside Signal Box was relocated to what was then known as "Carnforth Steam Town" (Carnforth, Lancs.).

The relocated structure was subsequently listed (the following details were obtained from "The National Heritage List for England" on 1st March 2013):

Name & description Selside Signal Box
Date listed 15.02.1989
Grade / category Listed, grade II
List Entry No (L.E.N.)
a.k.a. English Heritage Ref.
Grid Reference SD 49593 70766
County Lancashire
District Lancaster
Council n/a
Parish Carnforth
Details "Signal box. 1907 (re-erected 1976). Square in plan, weatherboarded base, 2 4-light windows to each side of signal observation room (with glazing bars) under a pyramidal Welsh slate roof with finial. This box was removed here in 1976 from Selside on the Settle-Carlisle line. Included as one of a unique group of railway buildings."

On 19th Feb 2013, this supposedly 'protected' structure was recorded as being in an appalling (and clearly rapidly deteriorating) condition - as evidenced by the photographs taken from the nearby platform of Carnforth Railway station.

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