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Latitude: 54.9665 / 54°57'59"N
Longitude: -1.6158 / 1°36'56"W
OS Eastings: 424696
OS Northings: 563611
OS Grid: NZ246636
Mapcode National: GBR SNY.CB
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4FVF
Entry Name: Hawthorne Works Now J T Dove Ltd (Building Materials)
Listing Date: 29 April 2002
Last Amended: 8 February 2005
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390055
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489007
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
1833/0/10221 SOUTH STREET
Hawthorne Works now J T Dove Ltd (Buil
Former Railway engineering works, now builders merchant's. 1845-58, with later alterations. Red brick with slate and glass roofs. Two long parallel engineering sheds, now partly subsumed within a late C20 shed with steel cladding.
West facade has many blind brick arches, and the south facade has a blind circular opening in the gable.
INTERIOR has many exposed roof trusses to each shed with queen-post trusses. Between the two sheds is an iron arcade supporting a timber section with diagonal braces. These iron columns have arched braces for extra-support. This iron arcade and the timber and brick corresponding arcade on the west shed presumably supported some form of mobile crane.
HISTORY. The brothers Robert and William Hawthorn established an engineering works in the vicinity of Forth Banks in 1820, and after a fire in 1844 these new sheds were built on this new site for the construction of railway locomotives. The company eventually amalgamated with Robert Stephenson & Co in 1937, though the construction of railway engines had ceased on this site in c. 1900.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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