Review of the Scheduled Section of the S&DR from Etherley to Shildon


Two areas have been reviewed by Historic England to assess whether their legal protection covers the most appropriate areas and has an accurate description of what it is that is special about these places. The section of the S&DR between Etherley and Shildon is currently out for consultation as is the listing for the S&DR buildings at Brusselton. The Friends will issue a formal response (you can include your comments by emailing, but people may wish to submit their own responses too. You’ll find out how to do that via the links below.

Scheduled Monument

In the early 1970s, nearly three miles of the original mainline of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) was designated as a single Scheduled Monument. This currently has no published description. This scheduling assessment forms part of the Stockton & Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone, a Historic England initiative working with Local Authority and other stakeholders, focused on the S&DR whose bicentenary will be in 2025. It forms part of a set of complementary projects that aims to celebrate the historic significance of the railway, promoting public engagement and appreciation, and using it as a way of unlocking sustainable economic growth.

Brusselton Enginemen’s Housing.