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Railways / Railway Museum

Instow Signal Box 2020

Instow Signal Box 2020

Restored signal box built 1872. Last all equipped L&SWR box of its type west of Salisbury and first signal box to be 'Listed' in UK. Box adjoins relaid track restored level crossing and working signal.


  • Part disabled access


Bideford Railway Heritage Centre CIC


Marine Parade Instow Bideford Devon EX39 4HX

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Open days

Sat-Sun Easter-Oct, daily during school holidays. 1030-1600. Subject to available volunteers. Personal and group visits welcome by prior arrangement. Site can be visited at anytime from the Tarka Trail.


By Bus: Stagecoach 5B 21, 21A

By Rail: Barnstaple / 7 miles

It is preserved just as it was on the day it closed to passenger traffic.  When it is open you can pull the levers and turn the level crossing gate wheel.

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