Lemington


Lemington

:"Distinguish from Leamington Spa."

infobox UK place
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static_image_caption =
country = England
official_name= Lemington
latitude= 54.972
longitude= -1.723
population =
metropolitan_borough= Newcastle upon Tyne
metropolitan_county= Tyne and Wear
region= North East England
constituency_westminster= Newcastle upon Tyne North
post_town= Newcastle Upon Tyne
postcode_area= NE
postcode_district= NE15
dial_code= 0191
os_grid_reference=

Lemington is a housing area and electoral ward of Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England.

History

Lemington has a strong industrial history. It is famous for its brick glassworks cone, built in 1787. The River Tyne used to pass very close to Lemington, until the Tyne Improvements Committee cut a new, shorter, straighter chanel over the Blaydon Haugh, leaving behind the Lemington Gut. Also visible are the ruins of the former Tyne Iron Company Ironworks which were built in 1797 and decommissioned in 1886. Its coke ovens are still evident near Lemington Power Station. The power station was built in 1903 to supply the tram system with electricity. It was largely demolished in 1946. The remains of Lemington Staithes can be seen on the Lemington Gut near the power station. The staithes used to mark the end of the North Wylam to Lemington Point waggonway, which took coal from the local collieries to the staithes for export. [cite web
title = Glass and Gut
work = Timmonet
publisher =
url = http://www.timarchive2.freeuk.com/html/lemington.htm
accessdate = 2008-07-09
] On 12 July 1875 Lemington Station opened on the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway. On 15 September 1958 the station closed to passengers and on 4 January 1960 the station was closed to goods, but the lines weren't lifted until 1992, when the Ever Ready battery factory in Newburn closed. [cite web
title = Lemington
work = Northumbrian Railways
publisher =
url = http://www.northumbrian-railways.co.uk/index.php?page=lemington
accessdate = 2008-07-09
]

External links

* [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/wardinfolemington Newcastle Council Ward Info: Lemington]

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