The Lime Depot, Hopetown Lane, Darlington: historic building investigation and statement of significance

Author(s): Archaeo-Environment Ltd

This report, commissioned by Historic England in 2019, is an historic building investigation and statement of significance of the Lime Depot on Hopetown Lane in Darlington, undertaken in support of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The Lime Depot (sometimes also called the Lime Cells) is located at NGR 428867 515568; it is a Grade-II-listed building and also lies within the Darlington Northgate Conservation Area. It was built between 1840 and 1847 and appears to have replaced or added to the earlier 1825 coal and lime facilities located at the terminus of the Darlington branch line. This report aims to record the structure as it is now, analyse how it has altered over time and to identify its value in terms of historic, evidential, communal and aesthetic interests which will help inform future decisions on appropriate and sustainable uses for it.

Report Number:
Research Report
Modern Standing Building Standing Structure Railway


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