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Soho Engine Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Shildon, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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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

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