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Architecture

John Ellis | St Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse

Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats.
John Ellis | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.
John Ellis | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.
John Ellis | Souter

Souter

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.
John Ellis | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.
John Ellis | Wylam Railway Bridge

Wylam Railway Bridge

The Hagg Bank Bridge (known locally as the Points Bridge) is an early example of an arch suspension bridge. When it was built in 1876 by W.G. Laws, who later became City Engineer for Newcastle, for the Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway Company its design was ahead of its time. The bridge allowed trains to cross the river from North Wylam Station to join the Newcastle to Carlisle line at the West Wylam Junction. It cost £16,000 to build and Hawks, Crawshay & Sons of Gateshead cast the ironwork. The bridge paved the way for new developments in bridge building. The Tyne Bridge (1928) in Newcastle and the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932) in Australia are both arch suspension bridges.
John Ellis | Wylam Road Bridge

Wylam Road Bridge

Wylam Bridge is a road bridge in Northumberland, England linking the residential area of North Wylam and neighbouring villages of Heddon-on-the-Wall, and Horsley with the railway station in South Wylam as well as west Gateshead, including the villages of Ryton and Crawcrook.
John Ellis | St Mary's Lighhouse

St Mary's Lighhouse

St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny St Mary's (or Bait) Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.
John Ellis | St Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse

St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny St Mary's (or Bait) Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.
John Ellis | Wylam Railway Bridge

Wylam Railway Bridge

The bridge was built to carry a railway track. Engineered by W G Laws , W E Jackson & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne built the bridge's foundations and masonry, and Hawks, Crawshay and Sons of Gateshead manufactured the ironwork. The bridge was opened to rail traffic on 6 October 1876.
John Ellis | St Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse at sunrise on the Northeast Coast