Record Details

NHER Number:43923
Type of record:Building
Name:Wroxham signal box


A timber framed railway signal box of about 1900, built on a brick base, with some weatherboarding and a slate roof. There is a steel stairway to the upper storey, which has a wooden gallery. The signal box controlled the junction between the Norwich and Cromer line and the branch towards Aylsham, both operated by the Great Eastern Railway.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3031 1864
Map Sheet:TG31NW

Full description

August 1999. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Railway signal box. Built in 1900 for the Great Eastern Railway probably by McKenzie and Holland. Timber framed on a brick base with some weatherboarding and a Welsh slate roof. The lower storey has vertical joists with herringbone struts covered with horizontal weatherboarding."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
H. White, (NLA), 6 October 2009. Amended J. Cullis (HES), 8 November 2019.

October 2009.
Plans to convert the signal box into a museum. Proposals include restoring the signal levels and painting the box in original Great Eastern Railways colours.
See (S3) for further details,
H. White, (NLA), 25 March 2010

December 2011.
The signal box has been restored by the Wroxham Signalbox Trust, including a new stairway, exterior painting and restoration of the upper floor interior and ground floor locking room (S4).
D. Gurney (HES), 2 December 2011.

Monument Types

  • SIGNAL BOX (19th Century to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2002. £50,000 signal-box museum appeal launch. 7 October.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF6118.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1356772.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Sign of changing times for old railway signal box. 26 March.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. [Articles on the plans to convert Wroxham signal box into museum and the restoration work undertaken].
<S4>Publication: Railway Heritage Trust. 2011. Annual Report and Accounts 2010/11.

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