SWING BRIDGE, LOCK AND WALLS OF NORTH END OF DOCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207097
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1990
Statutory Address:
SWING BRIDGE, LOCK AND WALLS OF NORTH END OF DOCK, HUDSON DOCK NORTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
SWING BRIDGE, LOCK AND WALLS OF NORTH END OF DOCK, HUDSON DOCK NORTH

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 41023 57695

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ4157 HUDSON DOCK NORTH 920-1/13/118 (North side) 26/11/90 Swing-bridge, lock and walls of north end of Dock

GV II

Also known as: Gladstone Bridge HUDSON DOCK. Swing-bridge with walls, abutments and lock. c1875. For the River Wear Commissioners. Hydraulic machinery by Sir W Armstrong & Co., Elswick. Ashlar walls and abutments; steel lock gate, replaced 1955; riveted steel girder bridge, known as Hog-back bridge, the E end within a curved stone wall and the W end lying against an extension of that wall when the bridge is open to dock. When the bridge is closed to the dock, forming a roadway across the north end, the west end of the bridge rests on a stone abutment. Driven by engines and accumulator housed in the adjacent dock office (qv), now used as various offices. Shown on 1875 official plan of docks. An early example of a swing-bridge and of the hydraulic technology invented and developed by Sir William Armstrong. (Sinclair NT: Railways of Sunderland: Newcastle upon Tyne: 1986-: 60 (MAP)).

Listing NGR: NZ4102357695

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391499
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Sinclair, N T, Railways of Sunderland, (1986), 60

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 20 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03176/18
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