SCRCA structure 248590: Blea Moor Signal Box (1875 - 1941)

SCRCA Location Introduction

According to the Midland Railway Company's weekly notices, there have been three different signal box structures on (or very close to) this geographic location on the 'down' side of the main running lines).

This entry in the SCRCA database covers all three of these structures, namely:

  • The first signal box, which opened on 2nd August 1875.
  • The second signal box, which opened on 4th December 1892 (replacing the first).
  • The third signal box, which opened on 28th June 1914 (replacing the second) and closed on 16th December 1941.

During the Second World War, the signal box controlling Blea Moor sidings was relocated to the 'up' side of the main running lines to facilitate the lengthening of the lie-by sidings and their conversion into loops. This fourth signal box has its own entry in the database - see Location ID 248480.

Blea Moor Signal Box from the south, circa-1904.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Signal Box
Location Variant
Signal Box - Unclassified
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
3: MR operational phase (1st Jan 1877 to 31st Dec 1922)
Distance from London St.Pancras
248 miles and 42 chains
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Not Applicable - demolished or relocated
Geographic Location
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