Listed status for Attleborough rail buildings

The Attleborough Heritage Group has recorded two further successes in preserving important elements of the town's industrial heritage.

The group has been successful in its representations to English Heritage to obtain Grade II listing status of the Attleborough Railway Station buildings.

There are only three other stations in Norfolk with such status. Included in the listing is the rare survival of a Great Eastern Railway Type 4 design signal box, including its 1912 mechanical signal lever frame.

Cliff Amos, chairman of Attleborough Heritage Group said: 'Network Rail's scheme to replace the mechanical signalling might have lead to the possible loss of this important example of early railway architecture and we are very pleased that we have been instrumental in securing this Grade II listing.'

The group has also been supporting an application by the Norfolk Record Office to the Business Archives Council (BAC) for a grant to enable the NRO to catalogue the Gaymers Cyder archives.

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The Records Office is the 2011 winner of the award so the Gaymers material can now be catalogued and available for all to see. The Archive Council noted in its letter the interest and support of the wider community.

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