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 also recently 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

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

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England