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Latitude: 54.9193 / 54°55'9"N
Longitude: -1.3679 / 1°22'4"W
OS Eastings: 440613
OS Northings: 558470
OS Grid: NZ406584
Mapcode National: GBR VFS.FT
Mapcode Global: WHD55.YMS5
Entry Name: Remaining Walls of North Dock
Listing Date: 10 November 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207085
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391471
Location: Sunderland, SR6
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's
Built-Up Area: Sunderland
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Monkwearmouth Team Ministry
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ4058 HARBOUR VIEW
920-1/9/96 (East side (off))
10/11/78 Remaining walls of North Dock
The remaining walls of a 6-acre dock. 1834-38. By Isambard
Kingdom Brunel. For the Wearmouth Dock Company by Royal
Charter. Opened for traffic 1837; 1846 purchased by York and
Newcastle Railway Co.; sold by NE Railway in 1922; by 1934 the
property of the River Wear Commissioners. Granite ashlar. All
the NW, much of the SW and NE, and part of the SE walls of
what was originally a square-plan dock with entrance lock
gates from tide basin at south. High wall with curved batter
and bull-nosed edging; vertical timber buffer strips set in at
intervals. Construction was by building one course of back and
front walls at a time, filling space with mortar and setting
core stones within that mortar so as to ensure a completely
solid structure. Part of NE and SE walls survive behind
late-C20 landfill. Part of SE wall demolished together with
A significant structure by one of the greatest engineers of
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 18; ).
Listing NGR: NZ4061358469
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