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GWR Boundary Marker - Lloyds Head - Jackfield, Shropshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 37.481 W 002° 28.045
30U E 536050 N 5830653
Quick Description: An old GWR metal boundary marker on Lloyds Head, Jackfield.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/17/2019 1:25:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM10RNV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
An old GWR metal boundary marker on Lloyds Head, Jackfield.
The inscription reads -
Great western Railway Co
Boundary
1888


The line once ran from Broseley to Ironbridge.
"Ironbridge and Broseley railway station was a railway station with two through platforms on the Severn Valley Railway Line in Shropshire, England.

The station was on a section of the Severn Valley Line north of Bridgnorth and was demolished in 1966 to provide car parking space within the Severn Gorge. Until its closure on 25 November 1956, the signal box controlled railway traffic around the station and the level crossing that lead to the Iron Bridge.

Photographs of the station running-in board show the station name as "IRON-BRIDGE & BROSELEY" (with hyphen). The cast iron nameplate on the signal box read "IRON BRIDGE & BROSELEY SIGNAL BOX" (Iron and Bridge being separate words without hyphen). Although thought by some people to have been closed as part of the Beeching axe in 1963 its planned closure pre-dated his report.

Prior to its closure rationalisation took place in the form of closure of the signal box, removal of the upper portion and relocation of the token instruments to the Station Master's office in the main station building.
Site of Ironbridge and Broseley station in 2018, now a car park

Virtually all traces of the station platforms, station building and goods shed have been swept away. A "pay and display" car park now occupies the site. There is also little or no trace of the signal box, there now being an electricity supply transformer at its former position."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Type of survey mark: GWR boundary marker

What indicators are near the mark to help people identify where it is located?:
Grass verge along old railway line, about 25m from railway crossing gates.


What property is this mark defining?:
GWR


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