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Accumulator Tower in Albert Edward Dock

A Grade II* Listed Building in Riverside, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9958 / 54°59'44"N

Longitude: -1.4497 / 1°26'59"W

OS Eastings: 435302

OS Northings: 566941

OS Grid: NZ353669

Mapcode National: GBR LB9N.YY

Mapcode Global: WHD4R.PPVH

Entry Name: Accumulator Tower in Albert Edward Dock

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303337

Location: North Tyneside, NE29

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Tynemouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Tynemouth, Percy St John

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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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