Tyne and Wear HER(5152): Newcastle, Pandon Dene, Power Station - Details
Newcastle, Pandon Dene, Power Station
Electricity Production Site
Newcastle's first electricity power station was built by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Electric Supply Company (NESCO) in Pandon Dene where advantage could be taken of the railway and its coal supply. It was a small scale venture using a reciprocating steam engine with ropes and pulleys to drive its generators, producing electricity for lighting. It was under construction in 1890 but by 1901 was superseded by Neptune bank Power Station at Wallsend (HER 5106).
<< HER 5152 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 70