Structure / Site Summary for 253290

Dent Station Signal Box

Dent Station Signal Box and the adjacent 'Snow Huts', viewed from the southeast

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Dent Station Signal Box

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 253

Location 2 - Chains: 25.00

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: Unknown

Current Use: Demolished

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy


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Primary / Secondary References

Plate 62 is a context view from the north west from May 1966.  The fences on the fell-side were built in an attempt to prevent heavy snow drifting on to the track (see SCRCA structure 253040). The waiting shelter on the up line is built into the hillside (see SCRCA structure 253370), a retaining wall provided at the back of the platform.  Passenger facilities were removed on 4 May 1971 although the station had been unstaffed for about three years.

Plate 63 is an image from the south east from 1963 of of Dent signal box which was brought into use on 9 August 1891.  It was constructed of wood with a 20 tumbler frame.  The renewal cost was £220 (W & W Committee Minute No 11590, 1/5/1891).  The box was closed on 28 January 1981.

Plate 65 is a context view from the north west of Dent station in 1970.  The site of a station to serve Dentdale had been in doubt even after the line had opened to goods traffic.  The 1872 proposals suggested a station at Dent Head, while later Arten Gill was mentioned.  However, the present site at Monkey Beck, now known as Cowgill, was decided upon in November 1875, the station eventually opening in 1877.

Figure 27 shows the track layout at Dent Station based on information from Midland Railway surveys of 1876 and 1913.  In 1964 the up lie-by was recovered and, coincidentally with signal box closure (1981), the sidings on the down side and the crossover were removed.

Figure 28 shows Dent signalling diagram based upon information available for 1963.

 


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