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Engine Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Shildon, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6242 / 54°37'27"N

Longitude: -1.6686 / 1°40'7"W

OS Eastings: 421494

OS Northings: 525501

OS Grid: NZ214255

Mapcode National: GBR JGSZ.K4

Mapcode Global: WHC5G.B1NB

Entry Name: Engine Houses

Listing Date: 19 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112180

Location: Shildon, County Durham, DL4

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Shildon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Shildon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text



NZ 22 NW SHILDON BRUSSLETON COTTAGES
(South side)

4/64 No. 2 Engine Houses
19/7/83

GV II


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: NZ2149425501

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