Keys to the Past

Shildon, Hackworth's House (Shildon)

This pair of early 19th century cottages are known as Hackworth's House. They were the home of Timothy Hackworth, an important designer of early steam engines. He founded the Soho Engine Works which stood next door. The building is now a museum.

Reference number:D1478
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Shildon


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