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Wylam Forge, Wylam

Description: Wylam Forge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 239533

OS Grid Reference: NZ1175664555
OS Grid Coordinates: 411756, 564555
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9755, -1.8179

Location: Main Road, Wylam, Northumberland NE41 8DN

Locality: Wylam
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE41 8DN

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Listing Text

The following building shall be down graded from grade II* (star) to
grade II.


19/160 Wylam Forge

11/9/75 II



19/160 Wylam Forge


Formerly forge, part of workshops at Wylam Colliery, now part of garage.
Late C18 or early C19. Random rubble with pantile and asbestos roof. Single
storey. 2 rooms. Left room has window with old brick sill and no frame.
Double entry to right also without door. Right room has central double doors
and large flanking shuttered windows with old brick sills. Blacksmith's
window on left return and Yorkshire sash to rear. Gabled roof.

The last remaining part of the buildings where William Hedley built Puffing
Billy and Wylam Dilly.

Included for historical interest.

Timothy Hackworth, John Foster and William Hedley built the first Wylam engine
in 1811, the first properly useful steam locomotive, followed by the preserved
puffing Billy and Wylam DIlly in 1814-15.

Listing NGR: NZ1175664555

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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