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Remains of Sluice Gate at West End of the Cut

A Grade II Listed Building in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0845 / 55°5'4"N

Longitude: -1.4726 / 1°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 433766

OS Northings: 576795

OS Grid: NZ337767

Mapcode National: GBR L94N.Z5

Mapcode Global: WHD4C.CG0J

Plus Code: 9C7W3GMG+QX

Entry Name: Remains of Sluice Gate at West End of the Cut

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236074

Location: Seaton Valley, Northumberland, NE26

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Seaton Valley

Built-Up Area: Seaton Sluice

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Delaval Our Lady

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 3376 NZ 33767680
14/110 Remains of sluice
gate at west end
of the cut

Sluice gate and fittings, probably C19 but replacing an original of 1764 by
Thomas Delaval, the engineer, for John Hussey Delaval. Cast iron, timber.
Remains of heavy boarded gate sliding in U-section girder uprights set into rock.

The landward gate of the 'new cut' constructed 1761-4 to provide both an all-
weather harbour entrance and a deep-water dock, a bold engineering scheme costing
£10,000 expedited by the use of lime blasting. This was the first floating harbour
on the east coast.
Listed for historical value.

Listing NGR: NZ3376676795

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