I'm trying to confirm some vague recollections of the arrangements at Birchden Junction (on the Uckfield line) during the 1970s, and some time after Ashurst Junction had disappeared. As I recall, Birchden Junction acquired an outer home signal on the down Oxted line, possibly on the post that had carried Ashurst Junction's down starter. There was also a 'new' distant signal, some way north of the site of Ashurst Junction, mounted on a grey painted tubular post. I assume this was either fixed or motor-worked, as it was probably too far from the box to be wire-operated. I assume these arrangements allowed the box to accept a down Oxted line train from Hever (Ashurst Station box was normally switched out), having already set the route and cleared the signals for a train from the Groombridge direction.
Can anyone confirm my recollections, and does anyone have a diagram from that period?