NZ1164 : River Tyne at Wylam Scars

taken 9 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

River Tyne at Wylam Scars
River Tyne at Wylam Scars
The river wall below Wylam Scars on the south bank of the river was built for the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway. Work on the railway started here in 1831 and the line between Blaydon and Hexham opened in 1835. The wall runs for 3/4mile, downstream from Hagg Bank Bridge. It is 26 feet above water level. There is a fine engraving made in 1838 by J.W. Carmichael showing the works on this section of the railway LinkExternal link
The Wylam road bridge can be seen on the left.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1156 6434 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4126N 1:49.2565W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1147 6432
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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