Bowes Railway, track, wagon shop, hauler houses and associated sheds, structures and incline, Bowes Railway, Lamesley - Sunderland / Gateshead

Track and inclined track bed, sheds, hauler houses and associated workshops comprising part of the Bowes Railway, one of the earliest and best preserved examples of a rope haulage system. The site is vulnerable to vandalism. Since 2003, several repair schemes have been undertaken, all part-funded by Historic England. These include repairs to the stone walling of the engineering shop at Springwell, completed in 2017. A condition survey of the track bed and related structures between Blackfell and Blackham Hill hauler houses has been prepared with Historic England funding.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bowes Railway
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003723
    Local Planning Authority:
    Sunderland
    Site Type:
    Transport > Railway transport site

Location

    Building Name:
    Bowes Railway
    Locality:
    Bowes Railway
    County:
    Tyne and Wear
    District / Borough:
    Sunderland / Gateshead
    Parish:
    Lamesley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Washington and Sunderland West / Blaydon / Gateshead / Jarrow
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)

Contact Details

Sara Rushton 0191 269 1222