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Daniel Adamsons Coach House, Shildon

Description: Daniel Adamsons Coach House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 112184

OS Grid Reference: NZ2244326401
OS Grid Coordinates: 422443, 526401
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6322, -1.6538

Location: Main Street, Shildon, Durham DL4 1JQ

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

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Listing Text

(East side)

4/68 Daniel Adamson's
20/2/80 Coach House


Former railway coach house. Circa 1831 for Daniel Adamson. Hammer-dressed
sandstone and renewed Welsh Slate roof. Tall, single-storey building with
flush quoins. Gabled front has blocked semicircular-arched opening with flush
voussoirs and impost bands. Inserted late C20 boarded door with replaced 4-pane
sash above. Roof has renewed coped gables and shaped footstones. 2-bay left
return has low plinth and 2 similar blind arched openings. Gabled rear has similar
blocked openings.

In 1827 Daniel Adamson pioneered a horse-drawn railway coach, Perseverance,
which ran between Shildon and Darlington. In 1831, when the Surtess Railway
was opeded, Adamson built the coach house to act as both a station and a shed.
The building is probably the earliest surviving railway coach house in the

(R.Corkin, Shilton, Cradle of the Railways, 1975)

Listing NGR: NZ2244326401

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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