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The Cummins Engine Factory Including Chimney

A Grade II* Listed Building in Morton Palms, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.518 / 54°31'4"N

Longitude: -1.5107 / 1°30'38"W

OS Eastings: 431771

OS Northings: 513739

OS Grid: NZ317137

Mapcode National: GBR KJW6.Q6

Mapcode Global: WHC5X.RPTT

Plus Code: 9C6WGF9Q+5P

Entry Name: The Cummins Engine Factory Including Chimney

Listing Date: 23 September 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185948

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350503

Location: Morton Palms, Darlington, DL1

County: Darlington

Civil Parish: Morton Palms

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Sadberge

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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In the entry for:-


NZ 31 SW The Cummins Engine Factory
1389-0/8/1 including chimney


The address shall be amended to read:-


The Cummins Engine Factory
1 389-0/8/1 including chimney



NZ 31 SW The Cummins Engine Factory
1389-0/8/1 including Chimney


Former Engine Factory. Constructed 1964-5. Designed by Kevin Roche,
John Dinkerloo and Associates. Structural frame of exposed Cor-ten
steel weathered to a brown, patina grey-brown tinted glass, fixed with
neoprene gaskets. Single storey building rectangular in plan, divided
into office and workshop areas by a service core. Flat roof. Floor
to ceiling glazing, each vertical glazing panel divided into five
horizontal lights. Structural steel frame of 'I' beams set proud of
glazing, which forms continuous surface behind frame. Projecting
'cornice' of steel, and below this, at intersections with vertical
members are expressed the jutting beam-ends of the roof supports.
Central entrance to left return comprising 2 pairs of fully glazed
doors, each pair occupying one bay of glazing. Tall rectangular
chimney of Cor-ten steel to left side of front elevation, slightly in
front of elevation. Interior also of note retaining original internal
partitions of brown-painted steel and glass, and original strip
lighting arranged in rows. Roof structure designed to permit services
to be run between the main structural beams and those of the roof
deck. First use in a British building of Cor-ten steel, and first
large scale use in Britain of neoprene gaskets in a building.

Listing NGR: NZ3177113739

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