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Latitude: 54.6265 / 54°37'35"N
Longitude: -1.6405 / 1°38'25"W
OS Eastings: 423306
OS Northings: 525771
OS Grid: NZ233257
Mapcode National: GBR JGZY.M9
Mapcode Global: WHC58.RZZ3
Entry Name: Soho Engine Shed
Listing Date: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310628
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112203
Location: Shildon, County Durham, DL4
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Shildon
Built-Up Area: Shildon
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Shildon
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 22 NW SHILDON SOHO
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
Listing NGR: NZ2330625771
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