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Locomotion One Public House and East Platform, Great Aycliffe

Description: Locomotion One Public House and East Platform

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 112125

OS Grid Reference: NZ2713122515
OS Grid Coordinates: 427131, 522515
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5971, -1.5816

Location: B6444, Great Aycliffe, Durham DL5 6QG

Locality: Great Aycliffe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL5 6QG

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Listing Text

(South side)

10/4/80 Locomotion One Public
House and east platform
(previously listed as
Heighington Railway

Railway Station, formerly Aycliffe Lane then Heighington Lane. Now Public House.
Circa 1835 with later C19 additions to rear. Dressed sandstone; roof of large
Welsh slates with brick chimneys; cobble platform. T-plan: single-storey,
3-bay front to track with 2-storey returns and rear. Front has tooled-and-
margined quoins. Left bay projects to front and rear and has inserted C20 door;
small 4-pane casement to original booking office on inner return. Right section
has two 12-pane sashes with projecting sills and flush lintels. Low-pitched roof,
hipped over left bay and right return. Ridge chimney and lateral stack to right
have stone bands. Interior retains some later Cl9 fittings including panelled
dados and booking-office grill. Small cobbled area, in front of station, said to
be part of the original 1825 platform. Lower rear additions not of special
interest. This building was an early station and booking office for the Stockton
and Darlington Railway and occupies the site where, in 1825, George Stephenson's
"Locomotion No. 1" engine was put on the rails for the inauguration of the
Stockton and Darlington service.

Listing NGR: NZ2713122515

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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