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N Tyneside

Wallsend, Carville A & B Generating Stations




Electricity Production Site

Power Station



Extant Building

Carville Power Station was built to provide a larger electricity supply than its forerunner, Neptune Bank (HER ref. 5106), principally to power the electrified NER line from Newcastle to Tynemouth. Carville opened in 1903 using the largest turbines in commercial use at the time. It was eventually enlarged and augmented by the building of Carville B in 1916. Principal buildings included an administrative block, electricity sub-station, perimeter wall, power hall, railway siding and switch house. The power stations form part of Wallsend's docklands landscape and are in continuing use for electricity generation. Much of site layout is identifiable. The engine house of the original station survives, but not the boiler house.




<< HER 1912 >> English Heritage, 2001, Monuments Protection Program, Step 4 reports - Electric Power Generation Industry I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 70

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