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Daniel Adamsons Coach House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shildon, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6323 / 54°37'56"N

Longitude: -1.6538 / 1°39'13"W

OS Eastings: 422443

OS Northings: 526401

OS Grid: NZ224264

Mapcode National: GBR JGWW.R7

Mapcode Global: WHC58.KTNQ

Plus Code: 9C6WJ8JW+VF

Entry Name: Daniel Adamsons Coach House

Listing Date: 20 February 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112184

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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4/68 Daniel Adamson's
20/2/80 Coach House


Former railway coach house. Circa 1831 for Daniel Adamson. Hammer-dressed
sandstone and renewed Welsh Slate roof. Tall, single-storey building with
flush quoins. Gabled front has blocked semicircular-arched opening with flush
voussoirs and impost bands. Inserted late C20 boarded door with replaced 4-pane
sash above. Roof has renewed coped gables and shaped footstones. 2-bay left
return has low plinth and 2 similar blind arched openings. Gabled rear has similar
blocked openings.

In 1827 Daniel Adamson pioneered a horse-drawn railway coach, Perseverance,
which ran between Shildon and Darlington. In 1831, when the Surtess Railway
was opeded, Adamson built the coach house to act as both a station and a shed.
The building is probably the earliest surviving railway coach house in the

(R.Corkin, Shilton, Cradle of the Railways, 1975)

Listing NGR: NZ2244326401

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