Consultation on a proposed new listing

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Historic England is reviewing the protected status of a number of historic railway structures along the S&DR. Before confirming any new listings, they consult on the proposals. This is the latest consultation:

Three bridges over the Shildon-Darlington railway line: School Aycliffe Lane, Aycliffe Wood (at NZ 2704 2325) & Little Whessoe (at NZ 2796 1884)

Invitation to Comment

I am writing to inform you that on behalf of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Historic England is currently considering whether any of the above bridges have special architectural or historic interest.

Please click here to download a copy of our consultation report, which sets out the factual information upon which we will base our recommendation to the Secretary of State:

If you have any further information or observations on the consultation report which you believe might be relevant to our assessment we would be pleased to hear from you. You can send these to us by email or post within 21 days from the date of this correspondence. If you do not intend to send us any comments we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can proceed with the case. We will consider all representations made before finalising our assessment and making our recommendation. We will notify you of the Secretary of State’s decision in due course.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting our reference 1475318. Further guidance on how to respond to this consultation and the type of information we are interested in can be found on our website at We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Eric Branse-Instone

Listing Adviser – North

Listing Team North
Historic England
37 Tanner Row