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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
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
In the entry for
WALLSEND WALLSEND ON TYNE
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
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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