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Giant Crane at Former Nem Works, Wallsend

Description: Giant Crane at Former Nem Works

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 303437

OS Grid Reference: NZ3122266171
OS Grid Coordinates: 431222, 566171
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9892, -1.5136

Location: 3 Alwin Close, Wallsend NE28 6QL

Locality: Wallsend
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE28 6QL

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Listing Text

In the entry for
NE 36 NW
Giant Crane at former
7/182 N.E.M. works
The grade shall be amended to grade II*


Wallsend on Tyne
NZ 36 NW
Giant Crane at Former
NEM Works
Giant Cantilever Crane, 1909, by Arrol and Stothert & Pitt for North Eastern
Marine Engineering Company, rivetted steel sections. A fixed crane tower, 125
ft high and 40 square supports on balanced horizontal jib of 245 ft total
length. The jib swings through 360° and has a trolley with the lifting gear
moving along the 150 ft working section. Designed to lift loads of up to 150
tons with great precision for ship construction/repair.

Only 42 of this type of crane were ever built, from 1905. This is the
earliest example built in English and one of only two left on the Tyne.
Complete with original machinery.

Popularly known as a 'hammerhead crane'.
See: The Engineer Aug. 20 1909 pp 187-9.

Listing NGR: NZ3122266171

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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