Tyne and Wear HER(16130): Scotswood, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, retaining wall - Details
Scotswood, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, retaining wall
Wing wall to the underbridges of the Newcastle & Carlisle line. The wall to the west curves round in a quadrant-plan, at two different levels; the upper abuts against the surviving corner of an earlier structure possibly early 18th century in date. It is possible that these earlier structures were utillised as the sub-structure for a station building at track level. The eastern wind wall is caried forward as a bold square-ended buttress-like projection, its south end having a battered profile, dignified by raised alternating quoins of ashlar and an arched ashlar parapet.
The Archaeological Practice Ltd., 2008, Scotswood Housing Expo, Newcastle upon Tyne, Historic Buildings Recording