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Inclined Tramway (Upper Building)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar and Cleveland

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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

Plus Code: 9C6XH2PH+7H

Entry Name: Inclined Tramway (Upper Building)

Listing Date: 26 February 1999

Grade: II*

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

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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
Saltburn Estates.
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
2-light casements.
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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