Tyne and Wear HER(4960): Lemington, Power Station - Details
Title of image: Lemington Power Station
Date: circa 1900
Description: A view of Lemington taken c.1900. The chimney of the power station can be seen on the left-hand side. The derelict building with arched windows behind the chimney was originally part of the iron works. Cottages on Cross Row are in the centre with the base of a glasshouse to the right. The coal staiths are in the background to the right. The River Tyne (Lemington Gut) can be seen in the distance.
Additional info: Print black and white
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Description and Views Collection
Accession number: NCL 036520
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Lemington, Power Station
Electricity Production Site
A typical example of an early 20th century power station, built for a private local lighting company, operating between 1903 and 1919. It was adapted as a substation after WW2 to supply the tram system. The imposing brick building forms part of an important industrial group in a historic industrial landscape and retains a number of original features. The building survives as intact shell adjacent to river. It is a brick shed with tall, round headed openings often picked out in darker or lighter bricks, circular openings high on the gables, and a full length ridge ventilator to the west bay. Interior features included elevated control rooms, toilets and walkways, an overhead crane to the west bay, and a below ground reservoir. The perimeter wall is also of interest – it survives in the southern half of the site, incorporating opposed entrance gateways. LOCAL LIST
<< HER 4960 >> Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, Newburn Plan Area English Heritage, 1997, Monuments Protection Program, Step 4, Site Assessment I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 71; Scott Wilson, 2010, Scotswood Road, Lemington - Archaeological Assessment; Archaeological Services Durham University, 2015, Lemington Power Station, Newcastle upon Tyne - Historic Buildings Recording