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Description: Newburn Pumping Station
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304350
OS Grid Reference: NZ1596065589
OS Grid Coordinates: 415960, 565589
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9846, -1.7521
NZ 16 NE NEWBURN GRANGE ROAD (west end, off)
7/29 Newburn pumping station
Pumping station. 1854-5; engineer Robert Nicholson, built by R.Cail for Whittle
Dene Water Co. Rock-faced sandstone with vermiculate dressings and quoins;
Welsh slate roof. 2 blocks; 2 storeys, 2 x 1 bays and one high storey, 2 x 4
bays attached to west. 2-storey block: round-headed ground floor openings with
alternate-block jambs and keystones; double door in east end with diagonal
boarding under boarded infill; sill under flat stone lintels. Eaves band and
gutter cornice. Hipped roof. Lower building in similar style. Source:
R.W. Rennison, Water to Tyneside, Newcastle 1979 pp 70, 71, 79. Historical
note: part of works designed to improve the water supply, by taking water from
gravel beds, after the 1853 cholera epidemic.
Listing NGR: NZ1596065589
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Source: English Heritage
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