Information for record number MWA6604:
Site of Signal Box at Water Orton West Junction

Summary The site of a railway signal box that was in use during the Imperial period. It was situated 450m west of Water Orton Railway Station. The signal box is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1901.
What Is It?  
Type: Signal Box, Railway
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Water Orton
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 16 91
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Site of signal box marked on OS map of 1901.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 2500 1901
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1901
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument RAILWAY STATION * A place where railway trains regularly stop for taking up and setting down passengers or for receiving goods for transport. back
monument RAILWAY SIGNAL * A structure with semaphore arms and/or coloured lights used as a means of warning on railway systems. back
monument SIGNAL BOX * A building on a railway system housing levers used to regulate trains on the tracks using signals and to change the points to enable a train to transfer from one track to another. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back

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