Signal boxes that are listed buildings in Scotland

Summary

A number of signal boxes in Scotland are on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Signal boxes house the signalman and equipment that control the railway points and signals. Originally railway signals were controlled from a hut on a platform at junctions, but by the 1860s this had developed into a raised building with a glazed upper storey, containing levers controlling points and signals.[1] Railway companies either built boxes to their own designs, or used the design of the signalling manufacturers, such as Stevens & Sons, McKenzie & Holland and Dutton & Co.[2]

Stirling North signal box

Listed buildings are placed in one of three categories: Category A for buildings of national or international importance, Category B for particularly important buildings of regional or more than local importance and Category C for buildings that local importance, or lesser examples of any period, style, or building type.[3] At the end of the second world war there were more than 2,000 signal boxes in Scotland.[1] Network Rail published plans in 2011 to control the railway lines in Great Britain from fourteen centres within thirty years, decommissioning the remaining mechanical signal boxes,[4] and a joint Historic Scotland and Network Rail project reviewed the signal boxes in Scotland in 2013/14.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historic Scotland, p. 4.
  2. ^ a b c d Historic Scotland, p. 5.
  3. ^ "Historic and Listed Buildings: What is listing?". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Thirty-year signalling strategy to protect railway heritage" (Press release). Network Rail. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  5. ^ Historic Scotland, back page.
  6. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.21127)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52054)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.326)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.865)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved January 2015. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.48696)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52063)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.44553)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ a b "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.258)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.13072)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.46540)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  16. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52057)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.13352)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  18. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.26343)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  19. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52055)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  20. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.16766)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  21. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52053)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  22. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.11603)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  23. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.19490)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  24. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.22337)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  25. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.50007)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  26. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.312)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  27. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.7184)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  28. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.36282)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  29. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.8181)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  30. ^ "Kippen Station, Signal Box". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  31. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.8502)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  32. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.46226)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  33. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.43644)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  34. ^ a b "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.38454)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  35. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.39867)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  36. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.12245)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  37. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52062)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  38. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.50785)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  39. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.51615)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  40. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.50380)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  41. ^ a b "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.41131)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  42. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.41672)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  43. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.8290)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  44. ^ "Historic Scotland listed buildings (No.52052)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved September 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

SourcesEdit

  • Signal boxes (PDF) (Report). Historic Scotland. 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • Kay, Peter, ed. (1 June 1986). The Signal Box: A Pictorial History and Guide to Designs. Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-86093-224-6.
  • Kay, Peter; Doe, Derek (2004). Signalling Atlas and Signal Box Directory, Great Britain and Ireland. Signalling Record Society. ISBN 978-1873228258.

External linksEdit

  • Dalton, Alastair. "Heritage plans for 70 Scots signal boxes". The Scotsman. Retrieved 20 September 2014.