SOHO ENGINE SHED

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1310628
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1986
Statutory Address:
SOHO ENGINE SHED, SOHO

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOHO ENGINE SHED, SOHO

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Shildon
National Grid Reference:
NZ 23306 25771

Details

NZ 22 NW SHILDON SOHO

4/87 Soho Engine Shed

- GV II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
112203
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 12 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03241/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Bradley. Source Historic England Archive
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