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Latitude: 54.5857 / 54°35'8"N
Longitude: -0.971 / 0°58'15"W
OS Eastings: 466597
OS Northings: 521653
OS Grid: NZ665216
Mapcode National: GBR PHND.KY
Mapcode Global: WHF82.1ZWX
Entry Name: Inclined Tramway (Upper Building)
Listing Date: 26 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387523
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475493
Location: Saltburn, Marske and New Marske, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Civil Parish: Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Built-Up Area: Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Saltburn Emmanuel
Church of England Diocese: York
SALTBURN, MARSKE AND NEW MARSKE
NZ6621NE LOWER PROMENADE, Saltburn
802-1/8/42 (South side)
26/02/99 Inclined Tramway (upper building)
Brakeman's cabin for inclined tramway. 1884, with instruction
of Head Wrightson's engineers, for the Owners of the
Middlesbrough Estate, more correctly the Owners of the
Timber-framed with painted board infill; roof of light grey
slates with grey tile ridge.
EXTERIOR: gable to street has 2-panelled door with diagonal
bracing to lower panels of surrounding framing. Low pitched
roof has pendant bargeboards and tall turned wood spike
finial. Similar treatment to gable facing incline. Returns
have diagonal bracing to lower panels, blank upper panels, and
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: construction based on Head Wrightson's experience of
blast furnace hoists (Wilson CS). George Marks, of Tangye and
Marks' Lifting Machinery Depot, was involved (MF Tighe). The
third such system in Britain and the earliest to survive. The
first two, now demolished, were in Scarborough. Cistern below
holds water supply. Brakeman regulates speed and water supply
to carriages by hydraulic traction system from engine house at
lower building (qv).
(Wilson CS: The History of Saltburn: Saltburn by Sea: 1983-:
84, 88; Industrial Archaeology Review: Spring 1980: Harrison
JK and Harrison A: 150; Lambaurgh District Council: Saltburn's
Inclined Tramway (leaflet) quotes Cleveland News; Tighe MF:
Cliff Lift, Saltburn by the Sea, Cleveland (typescript notes):
Mere, Wilts: 1992-).
Listing NGR: NZ6659721653
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