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Wylam Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Wylam, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9755 / 54°58'31"N

Longitude: -1.8179 / 1°49'4"W

OS Eastings: 411756

OS Northings: 564555

OS Grid: NZ117645

Mapcode National: GBR HBRX.77

Mapcode Global: WHC3N.16MK

Entry Name: Wylam Forge

Listing Date: 11 September 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239533

Location: Wylam, Northumberland, NE41

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Wylam

Built-Up Area: Wylam

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Wylam St Oswin

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

The following building shall be down graded from grade II* (star) to
grade II.


19/160 Wylam Forge

11/9/75 II



19/160 Wylam Forge


Formerly forge, part of workshops at Wylam Colliery, now part of garage.
Late C18 or early C19. Random rubble with pantile and asbestos roof. Single
storey. 2 rooms. Left room has window with old brick sill and no frame.
Double entry to right also without door. Right room has central double doors
and large flanking shuttered windows with old brick sills. Blacksmith's
window on left return and Yorkshire sash to rear. Gabled roof.

The last remaining part of the buildings where William Hedley built Puffing
Billy and Wylam Dilly.

Included for historical interest.

Timothy Hackworth, John Foster and William Hedley built the first Wylam engine
in 1811, the first properly useful steam locomotive, followed by the preserved
puffing Billy and Wylam DIlly in 1814-15.

Listing NGR: NZ1175664555

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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