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Gateshead, Greenesfield Locomotive Works




Railway Transport Site

Railway Works

Early Modern


Extant Building

The Greenesfield Works was for many years the largest employer in the town. It was opened in the 1850s and by the early years of 20th century over 3,000 men worked there. But the cramped site limited its expansion and in 1910 locomotive building was transferred to a new works at Darlington. Locomotive repairing continued at Greenesfield until 1932, then the works reopened during the Second World War but was finally closed in 1959. The Station Hotel built for the Brandling Junction Railway in 1844 is a stone building whose unmodified fa├žade to the north is plain, with 7 bays and a hipped roof. Adjacent are some pre-1856 works buildings with arcaded extension and good internal structural cast iron work. The former boiler shop dating from the late 1870s on Rabbit Banks Road survives and forms part of a range of buildings overlooking the river which represents a dramatic high level feature. LISTED GRADE 2




<< HER 3488 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2 I.Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 4 Dept. of National Heritage, of Buildings of Special ... Interest, 1&5/42 WSP/Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2000, Riverview, Gateshead Cultural Heritage and Archaeology section of EIA Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2003, Greenesfield Railway Works, Gateshead Recording and Watching Brief; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 43; Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2001, Riverview: Greenesfield, Gateshead, Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Statement in WSP Environmental Ltd. Environmental Statement

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