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Coal Staithe at Wearmouth Collery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwick, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9123 / 54°54'44"N

Longitude: -1.3909 / 1°23'27"W

OS Eastings: 439143

OS Northings: 557684

OS Grid: NZ391576

Mapcode National: GBR VBB.JV

Mapcode Global: WHD55.LSVH

Entry Name: Coal Staithe at Wearmouth Collery

Listing Date: 4 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391655

Location: Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Southwick

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Wearside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


920-1/11/247 (South side (off))
04/07/94 Coal Staithe at Wearmouth Colliery


Coal staithe. c1900 with later alteration. Brick piers and
platform facings; wood superstructure lost. 3 graduated sets
of tall, wide brick piers rise in 3 stages to support a
brick-faced platform extending from the high ground of
Wearmouth Colliery to a point high above the shore. Formerly a
wood superstructure on the platform supported railway lines
from which coal waggons could tip coal directly into ships'
holds. This is the last surviving coal staithe on the Wear,
where once each bank was lined by staithes from which the many
local collieries loaded ships. Included for historical

Listing NGR: NZ3914357684

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

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