Dunston Staiths - Gateshead

Built by North Eastern Railway Company and opened in 1893. Closed in the 1970s after being the last working staiths on the Tyne. Fire damage in 2003 saw 8% of the monument being lost; further fire in 2010. A conservation plan, condition survey and feasibility study have been produced. First phase of repair completed in 2016 funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England. Project development for further repair was funded by Historic England in 2018. Historic England is working with Gateshead Council and the owners to find a long term solution for the site.

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

Location

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

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution 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

Contact Details

Sara Rushton 0191 269 1222