NZ1164 : Plaque for Benjamin Thompson, Wylam Railway Station

taken 3 years ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

Plaque for Benjamin Thompson, Wylam Railway Station
Plaque for Benjamin Thompson, Wylam Railway Station
The plaque is high up on the west end of the Station-master's house NZ1264 : Wylam Railway Station but can be read easily from a platform above road level at the north end of the footbridge NZ1164 : Level crossing at Wylam Station.

BENJAMIN THOMPSON
1779-1867
ENGINEER AND IRONMASTER
Born near Sheffield, Thompson became prominent in the North of England as an engineer, ironmaster, and colliery owner. In 1825 he became a director of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway and surveyed the route for this line, supervising the later stages of its construction between 1833 and 1835.
In 1835 he also established Wylam Ironworks where locomotives were built for several years and a year later he was responsible for the erection of Wylam Bridge to link the village to the new railway.
BICENTENARY 1779-1979.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways  People, Events 
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Plaque 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1199 6449 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4929N 1:48.8531W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 11991 64488
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