Consultation on the Stockton & Darlington Railway: Sleeper Stones to the west of Newton Aycliffe Station


Historic England have issued a consultation on the above site. This consultation is to check the accuracy of their report before finalising a decision on whether to list them or not. At the moment, they are minded NOT to recommend listing.  If you have any factual, evidenced based knowledge about these sleeper stones that might influence their recommendations on listing, do respond to this consultation.


 Stockton & Darlington Railway HAZ: Sleeper Stones to the west of Newton Aycliffe Station

 As you will know from our earlier letters we have been considering adding the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

 We have taken into account all the representations made and completed our assessment of the building. Having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided not to add Sleeper stones to the west of Newton Aycliffe Railway Station to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

 Please follow the link below to download a copy of our advice report, prepared for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which gives the principal reasons for this decision. The annex of this report will be published on our Heritage Gateway website in order to provide clarity about the building’s designation status. The website makes it clear that the buildings and sites included on the Heritage Gateway are mostly privately owned and are not open to the public.

 If you consider that this decision has been wrongly made you may contact the DCMS within 28 days of the date of this letter to request that the Secretary of State review the decision. An example of a decision made wrongly would be where there was a factual error or an irregularity in the process which affected the outcome. You may also ask the Secretary of State to review the decision if you have any significant evidence relating to the special architectural or historic interest of the building which was not previously considered. Further details of the review criteria and process and how to request a review are contained in the annex to this letter.

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance. More information can also be found on our website at


Yours sincerely

 Cara Organ

 Listing Coordinator

 Listing Team North

Historic England

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