NZ1465 : River Tyne Tide Stone & Heddon Haugh Farm

taken 8 years ago, near to Ryton, Gateshead, Great Britain

River Tyne Tide Stone & Heddon Haugh Farm
River Tyne Tide Stone & Heddon Haugh Farm
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Heddon Haugh farmhouse is still called Station House as it incorporates the original Station Masters House for Heddon-on-the-Wall Railway Station on the North Wylam to Scotswood loop of the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway. The line opened in 1875-76 and the station added 5 years later in 1881. The platforms were staggered each side of a level crossing, that to the east, on the north side of the double track was used by trains travelling east towards Newcastle.

Heddon-on-the-Wall Railway station was closed in 1958, and finally demolished in 1959. The 'Northern' railway line was closed in 1966 and the tracks were removed in 1972. This part of the route was then turned into a public bridleway and cycle track, named after its original purpose, the Wylam Waggonway.
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Heddon on the Wall Railway Station (disused)

The railway loop from North Wylam to Scotswood was built by the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway & Dock Company mainly on the line of the former Wylam Waggonway but it was worked from the outset by the North Eastern Railway. The loop was joined to the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway at Scotswood in the east, and in the west after crossing the River Tyne on the still extant Hagg Bank Bridge. The Station opened in July 1881, five years after the line. Although close to Heddon Colliery, it was not particularly convenient for the village as it was about 1 mile distant down a very steep lane.

The platforms at the station were staggered. The down platform (to North Wylam) on the south side of the line, west of the road crossing, and the up platform (to Newcastle), on the left east of the road crossing.

The up platform had two adjoining wooden buildings, both typical of the style used by the North Eastern Railway. The smaller western building was a waiting shed; the larger one contained the booking office and a further waiting room. There was a third waiting shed on the down platform. A Colliery waggonway, north of the running lines, was slewed north of the up platform.

The Station closed in 1958 and was completely demolished by 1963. The former railway line is now a footpath and cycle-way known as the Wylam Waggonway. The former Station Master's House, south of the waggonway is all that remains of the station buildings.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1423 6544 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0016N 1:46.7507W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1423 6544
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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