SCRCA structure 240930: Helwith Bridge Signal Box

SCRCA Location Introduction

The first signal box at Helwith Bridge opened on April 11th, 1876. It controlled access to the adjacent block sections for the 'Up' and 'Down' main lines, the Ribblesdale Lime Works Sidings and, as a later addition, the ground frame release for the Helwith Bridge Granite Company's Quarry Siding.

The first signal box only lasted twenty years and its replacement officially opened on August 23rd, 1896. By 1958, Foredale Quarry (one of the two quarries served by Ribblesdale Lime Works Sidings) had become inactive. Arcow Quarry (the second of the two) continued to operate. However, an access road was constructed and its output was gradually transferred to road vehicles. The signal box closed on September 7th, 1969 and it was subsequently demolished.

Helwith Bridge Signal Box, north elevation.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Signal Box
Location Variant
Not yet classified.
Assessment status
Assessed
Current Use(s)
Demolished
Shown on a land plan?
Yes 
Construction / installation period
MR-C: Constructed by the Midland Railway Co. between 1869 and 31st December 1876.
Distance from London St.Pancras
240 miles and 73 chains
Position relative to running lines
Up
Visibility
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Easy
Protection Category
Not Applicable - demolished or relocated
Geographic Location
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