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Engine Houses, Shildon

Description: Engine Houses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 112180

OS Grid Reference: NZ2149625503
OS Grid Coordinates: 421496, 525503
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6242, -1.6686

Location: Shildon, Durham DL4 1PZ

Locality: Shildon
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL4 1PZ

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Listing Text

(South side)

4/64 No. 2 Engine Houses


Remains of Engine House at summit of Brussleton Incline. Circa 1825 for the
Stockton and Darlington Railway Company; converted into a dwelling in the mid
C19. Tooled and squared sandstone. Welsh slate roof with rebuilt brick chimneys.
Attached to west return of No. 1 Engine House.

Rebuilt north front has large, blocked round-arched opening with flush voussoirs
and projecting keystone. Rear has blocked circular opening. 2-storey, 3-bay
west return has central, late C20 4-panel door and replaced 4- and 6-pane sashes.
Low monopitch roof has lateral stacks rising from north and south fronts.

This building originally housed a stationary steam engine. It was attached to
an open-sided structure which straddled the twin railway tracks and contained
double-acting drums which hauled wagons up the east and west inclines.

(Shildon S.&.D.R. Jubilee Committee, Shildon Urban Rail Trails, 1975)

Listing NGR: NZ2149625503

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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