WYLAM FORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1155062

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1975

Statutory Address: WYLAM FORGE, WEST VIEW

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WYLAM FORGE, WEST VIEW

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wylam

National Grid Reference: NZ 11756 64555

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

The following building shall be down graded from grade II* (star) to grade II.

NZ 16 SW WYLAM WEST VIEW

19/160 Wylam Forge 11/9/75 II

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NZ 16 SW WYLAM WEST VIEW

19/160 Wylam Forge

11/9/75 II*



Formerly forge, part of workshops at Wylam Colliery, now part of garage. Late C18 or early C19. Random rubble with pantile and asbestos roof. Single storey. 2 rooms. Left room has window with old brick sill and no frame. Double entry to right also without door. Right room has central double doors and large flanking shuttered windows with old brick sills. Blacksmith's window on left return and Yorkshire sash to rear. Gabled roof.

The last remaining part of the buildings where William Hedley built Puffing Billy and Wylam Dilly.

Included for historical interest.

Timothy Hackworth, John Foster and William Hedley built the first Wylam engine in 1811, the first properly useful steam locomotive, followed by the preserved puffing Billy and Wylam DIlly in 1814-15.

Listing NGR: NZ1175664555

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 239533

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing