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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1310628



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shildon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 112203

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4/87 Soho Engine Shed


Former engine shed and paint store, now a museum housing railway relics. Circa 1833, restored 1975. Coursed rubble with dressed quoins. Welsh slate roof. Rectangular shed with square-plan chimney and lean-to addition to rear. Tall, 7-bay shed. Gabled front has replaced sliding doors. Low-pitched roof has coped gables and shaped kneelers. Returns have late C20 fixed lights with external shutters. Tall chimney has short and narrower top section above offset course. Lean-to addition under low, monopitch roof. Interior: Shed retains 2 engine pits and remnants of C19 heating system. Lean-to addition, formerly a fireproof paint store, has a massive steel door and a stone-flagged inner roof of iron beams. Of historical interest as the most important surviving fragment of Timothy Hackworth's Soho Engine Works. (R Corkin, Shildon, Cradle of the Railways, 1975.)

Listing NGR: NZ2330625771

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Shildon, S D R, Shildon Urban Rail Trails, (1975)

National Grid Reference: NZ 23306 25771


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