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Sunderland, Webster's ropery


2799


Sunderland


Deptford, Ropery Road, Webster's Ropery


Deptford


NZ35NE


Industrial


Rope Manufacturing Site


Ropery


Post Medieval


C18


Extant Building


Webster's Ropery in Deptford survives as the oldest factory building in Sunderland, a four-storey dressed stone structure of impressive dimensions built in approximately 1797 by Grimshaw Webster and Company. It housed the first steam engine known to have been installed in a ropeworks. It is thought to be the world's first Patent Ropeworks (i.e. not having a rope walk). Although the interior has been substantially altered, the cast iron window frames may well be original. LISTED GRADE 2


3848


5784


NZ38485784



<< HER 2799 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 8 Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1978, Sites of Interest in River Plan Area, No.14 I.M. Ayris, & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p.55 Association for Industrial Archaeology, 1977, Webster's Ropery, Sunderland Bulletin, No. 3.4, March 1977 Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1976, Webster's Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland, In Trust, Issue 2, June 1976

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