Train station signal box is going going gone - for £65,000

Picture of old train station signal box

Sold: Torre Station signal box - Credit: Paul Fosh Auctions

A disused Victorian railway signal box on a station platform in Torquay has been sold for more than £65,000. 

The Grade II listed, three floor, rectangular brick and glass fronted building at Torre station dates back to when the railway station opened in 1848. 

It had an auction guide price of £54,000-plus but was sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions for £65,750. 

Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: "We had a great deal of interest from rail enthusiasts and also from local people for the box which attracted a total of 41 bids from five individual bidders at the online auction.” 

Planning permission for conversion into a holiday home has previously been obtained but this has now lapsed. 

Sean said: "The property would be just perfect for the avid train spotter or perhaps a holiday home owner who wants to be able to go on a weekend away and simply step from the train and be at home.” 

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