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Engine Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashford, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1392 / 51°8'21"N

Longitude: 0.8817 / 0°52'54"E

OS Eastings: 601685

OS Northings: 141719

OS Grid: TR016417

Mapcode National: GBR SY7.FQM

Mapcode Global: VHKKN.7MGK

Plus Code: 9F324VQJ+MM

Entry Name: Engine Shed

Listing Date: 18 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488094

ID on this website: 101389435

Location: New Town, Ashford, Kent, TN24

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Electoral Ward/Division: Aylesford Green

Parish: South Willesborough & Newtown

Built-Up Area: Ashford (Ashford)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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750/0/10040 Engine Shed, Newton Railway Works


Railway engine shed. c1860 for the South Eastern Railway. Built of red and yellow brick with a corrugated asbestos sheet roof. The original block comprises 14 bays by 3 bays and had three running lines entering its western end. The bays are recessed rectangular panels with rubbed brick round headed arches to round headed windows. The articulation of the bays is similar to the other shops of c1850 but not those of c1870, so a date between is indicated. The shed was extended a further 7 bays to the west in 1909-12 and later a single bay annexe 5 bays in length was added to the western end of the southern side.
Interior not seen at time of inspection (July 1998)
Reason for listing: Included for its group value at the centre of the early railway works layout and for its key use as part of the locomotive establishment. The engine shed at the two other major surviving works, Wolverton and Swindon, does not survive. Running repairs and maintenance were an important aspect of a locomotive establishment's work and this is represented here. The original 1847 engine shed was demolished in 1932, which has increased the importance of this surviving shed.
Reference: RCHME, The Railway Works, Ashford, Kent, 1990.

Listing NGR: TR0168541719

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