List number: 1338572
List grade: 2*
Tyne & Wear HER: 5181
Grid ref: NZ2474763955

Stephenson Monument, Westgate Road


This monument to the eminent engineer George Stephenson is located on the junction of Westgate Road and Neville Street in Newcastle, near Central Station. The decision to build the monument in Newcastle was made 10 years after Stephenson's death, at a meeting of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in August 1858, presided over by his son, Robert Stephenson and William Armstrong.[1] The monument was designed by John Graham Lough and unveiled in a ceremony on the 2nd of October 1862. Below the main bronze statue of George Stephenson on the corners of the sandstone plinth are 4 further statues of Stephenson, representing the areas of his achievements: as a miner, a locomotive engineer, a blacksmith and bridge builder.[2] The monument is Grade II* listed.[3]

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Stephenson's Monument, Newcastle upon Tyne

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George Stephenson

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George Stephenson

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024882:Westgate Road Newcastle Upon Tyne 1906

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022265:Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1971

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Tor275, Stephenson Monument, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

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018799:Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne c.1890

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1

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Monument to George Stephenson
- Detailed information about the monument and its history. ".....Stephenson's own home-town was slow to erect a large-scale monument. There had been a number of abortive, temporary or smaller monuments ...

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STEPHENSON MEMORIAL- Newcastle - List Entry
- "Statue. 1862 by J.G. Lough, Sandstone and bronze. Wide square step to heavily- rusticated plinth and tapered octagonal pedestal supporting seated heroic figure of Robert Stephenson. Corner projections support ...

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George Stephenson monument

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George Stephenson monument - detail

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1 - detail

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1 - corner figure

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1 - corner figure (2)

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1 - corner figure (3)

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Stephenson Memorial, Westgate Road, NE1 - corner figure (4)

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Stephenson

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One of Stephenson's Muses

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Stephenson Memorial, Newcastle

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Stephenson Memorial

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Stephenson Monument, Newcastle, April 2009

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THE STEPHENSON MEMORIAL BY JOHN G LOUGH

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Stephenson Monument, Newcastle, April 2009 (2)

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Tyne and Wear HER(5181): Newcastle, Westgate Road, Statue of George Stephenson
- "Erected in 1862 to the design of J.G. Lough. The heroic figure of one of the country's leading engineers is surrounded at each corner of the plinth by ...

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George Stephenson at the Union Rooms

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Stephenson Monument, Nerwcastle upon Tyne

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048869:Stephenson's Monument

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