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.

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

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)