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Soho Engine Shed, Shildon

Description: Soho Engine Shed

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 112203

OS Grid Reference: NZ2330625771
OS Grid Coordinates: 423306, 525771
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6265, -1.6405

Location: 30 Victoria Street, Shildon, Durham DL4 1PE

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

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Listing Text


4/87 Soho Engine Shed



Former engine shed and paint store, now a museum housing railway relics. Circa
1833, restored 1975. Coursed rubble with dressed quoins. Welsh slate roof.
Rectangular shed with square-plan chimney and lean-to addition to rear. Tall,
7-bay shed. Gabled front has replaced sliding doors. Low-pitched roof has
coped gables and shaped kneelers. Returns have late C20 fixed lights with
external shutters. Tall chimney has short and narrower top section above offset
course. Lean-to addition under low, monopitch roof. Interior: Shed retains
2 engine pits and remnants of C19 heating system. Lean-to addition, formerly a
fireproof paint store, has a massive steel door and a stone-flagged inner roof
of iron beams. Of historical interest as the most important surviving fragment
of Timothy Hackworth's Soho Engine Works. (R Corkin, Shildon, Cradle of the
Railways, 1975.)

Listing NGR: NZ2330625771

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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