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Giant Crane at Former Nem Works

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wallsend, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 54.9892 / 54°59'20"N

Longitude: -1.5136 / 1°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 431222

OS Northings: 566171

OS Grid: NZ312661

Mapcode National: GBR KBWR.3B

Mapcode Global: WHC3L.QVFM

Entry Name: Giant Crane at Former Nem Works

Listing Date: 22 February 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303437

Location: North Tyneside, NE28

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Wallsend

Built-Up Area: Wallsend

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Wallsend St Peter and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

In the entry for
NE 36 NW
Giant Crane at former
7/182 N.E.M. works
The grade shall be amended to grade II*


Wallsend on Tyne
NZ 36 NW
Giant Crane at Former
NEM Works
Giant Cantilever Crane, 1909, by Arrol and Stothert & Pitt for North Eastern
Marine Engineering Company, rivetted steel sections. A fixed crane tower, 125
ft high and 40 square supports on balanced horizontal jib of 245 ft total
length. The jib swings through 360° and has a trolley with the lifting gear
moving along the 150 ft working section. Designed to lift loads of up to 150
tons with great precision for ship construction/repair.

Only 42 of this type of crane were ever built, from 1905. This is the
earliest example built in English and one of only two left on the Tyne.
Complete with original machinery.

Popularly known as a 'hammerhead crane'.
See: The Engineer Aug. 20 1909 pp 187-9.

Listing NGR: NZ3122266171

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