NZ2362 : Dunston Staithes

taken 10 years ago, near to Dunston, Gateshead, Great Britain

Dunston Staithes
Dunston Staithes
Dunston Staithes reflected in the River Tyne at night.

Built by the North East Railway in 1890, the staithes were used to load coal arriving via train from the North Durham coalfields onto ships. They were used until the 1970s and were finally closed in the 80s. The staithes were restored and reopened as part of the National Garden Festival in 1990 but have remained derelict since. Part of the structure was damaged by fire in 2003.

It is claimed that the staithes are currently the largest wooden structure in Europe.
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 March, 2008
Category
Staithe   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 234 626 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.4603N 1:38.1017W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 232 625
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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