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Remains of Sluice Gate at West End of the Cut, Seaton Valley

Description: Remains of Sluice Gate at West End of the Cut

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236074

OS Grid Reference: NZ3376676795
OS Grid Coordinates: 433766, 576795
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0845, -1.4726

Location: 1 West Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland NE26 4RD

Locality: Seaton Valley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE26 4RD

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Listing Text

NZ 3376 NZ 33767680
14/110 Remains of sluice
gate at west end
of the cut

Sluice gate and fittings, probably C19 but replacing an original of 1764 by
Thomas Delaval, the engineer, for John Hussey Delaval. Cast iron, timber.
Remains of heavy boarded gate sliding in U-section girder uprights set into rock.

The landward gate of the 'new cut' constructed 1761-4 to provide both an all-
weather harbour entrance and a deep-water dock, a bold engineering scheme costing
£10,000 expedited by the use of lime blasting. This was the first floating harbour
on the east coast.
Listed for historical value.

Listing NGR: NZ3376676795

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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