Dunston Staiths - Gateshead

Built by the North Eastern Railway Company and opened in 1893. Closed in the 1970s after being the last working staiths on the River Tyne. Fire damage in 2003 resulted in 8% of the monument being lost; with a further fire in 2010. A conservation plan, condition survey and feasibility study have been produced to identify a future for the structure. The first phase of repair was completed in 2016 funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. Project development for a further phase of repair was funded by Historic England and completed Summer 2018.

Dunston Staiths - Gateshead
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: DUNSTON STAITHES
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005898
  • Local Planning Authority: Gateshead
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Dunston Staiths
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Gateshead
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gateshead
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005898 and 1248994