Stephenson's Works, No. 20 South Street

  • Description

    "This plain brick building dating from 1823 was once the boiler plate shop and administrative offices of George & Robert Stephenson's Company. It was the first purpose built locomotive factory in the world and both 'Locomotion No 1' (1828), Rocket (1829) [[1559957]] and 'Planet' (1830) were built here. The Works closed in 1904 when the company moved to Darlington. It has been described as one of the most important 19th century industrial buildings in the world. Tyne and Wear HER(8960): Newcastle, South Street, No. 20 and building to rear See here for the rear of the Works building [[1693731]]" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 234 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-01-31
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