SCRCA Note: Selside Signal Box relocated to "Carnforth Steam Town" (Carnforth, Lancs.)

Submitted by mark.harvey / Fri, 01/03/2013 - 15:48
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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.) 1078214
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.