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Railway Institute and Forecourt Walls, Shildon

Description: Railway Institute and Forecourt Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 112195

OS Grid Reference: NZ2318925485
OS Grid Coordinates: 423189, 525485
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6240, -1.6424

Location: Redworth Road, Shildon, Durham DL4 2LP

Locality: Shildon
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL4 2LP

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Listing Text

(South side)

4/78 Nos. 76 and 78
(Railway Institute)
and forecourt walls

Railway Workmen's Institute and forecourt walls. Dated 1911 (on keystone above
doorway) for the North-Eastern Railway Company. Grey-red brick (3 rows of
stretchers and 1 row of Flemish bond) with light-red brick and artificial stone
dressings. Welsh slate roof and brick chimneys. Grey-red brick walls with
sandstone coping. Main building with attached wing to right. Neo-Georgian style.

Main building, 2 storeys divided by string; 1+5+1 bays. Taller, open-pedimented
end bays break forward and have projecting brick quoins to ground floor and
banded pilasters above. Right end bay has later C20 double doors and fanlight
in pedimented doorcase with alternating brick and stone jambs, dated keystone and
plaque inscribed: NE RAILWAY INSTITUTE. 15-pane sashes have moulded sills and
aprons and gauged brick and stone flat arches with keystones. Left bay has ground-
floor window under pediment; upper windows of end bays have segmental heads and
surrounds with swept, carved bases and scrolled pediments. Pilastered bay divisions
to first floor of 5-bay centre section; central upper window has carved stone
apron with swag and fruit. Dentilled eaves cornice of wood. Hipped roof has 2
axial chimneys, rising from middle of front span, and 2 late C20 dormers.

Single-storey, 5-bay wing has 15-pane sashes in similar surrounds. Taller, central
bay breaks forward and has semicircular relieving arch above window and low parapet
with ramped coping. Roof has central louvre, on ridge, with cupola and finial.

Main building has 4-bay left return. Wing has canted, one-bay right return with
Diocletian window above.

Forecourt walls. Pair of low, square piers, in front of right end doorway, are
linked by short ogee-plan sections to low, stepped front wall. Rounded corner
to left return section. Walls have chamfered stone coping.

Listing NGR: NZ2318925485

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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