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Accumulator Tower in Albert Edward Dock, North Shields

Description: Accumulator Tower in Albert Edward Dock

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303337

OS Grid Reference: NZ3530266941
OS Grid Coordinates: 435302, 566941
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9958, -1.4497

Location: Coble Dene, North Tyneside NE29 6DU

Locality: North Shields
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE29 6DU

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Listing Text

TYNEMOUTH HOWDON ROAD (south side, off)
NZ 36 NE
8/92 Accumulator tower in Albert
Edward Dock
G.V. II*
Hydraulic accumulator tower. 1882 for Tyne Improvement Commissioners. Engineers Ure
and Messent. Rock-faced sandstone with quoins, ashlar plinth coping and dressings;
Welsh slate roof. 2 high storeys, one bay. Partly-glazed door under rock-faced
elliptical arch; similar arches and projecting stone sills to windows, that above
door with vertical glazing bars. Windows on east face blocked up. Swept pyramidal
roof with railed lookout on top and bargeboarded gable above star-patterned panels,
said to have contained clock faces. Interior: high quality sandstone ashlar; iron
stair to machinery; hydraulic machinery. Historical note: the only surviving example
on the Tyne of hydraulic machinery, first developed at Newcastle by William Armstrong
in the 1840s. Unused at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ3530266941

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Source: English Heritage

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