Station Name: TYNEMOUTH (Newcastle & Berwick)
[Source: Alan Young]
Tynemouth (N&B) station, looking east c1880. The station is spacious and well appointed, with its elegant main building beyond the buffer stops and Royal Hotel to its right. The three platforms all have partial covering by glazed ridge-and-furrow verandahs; when the station closed in 1882 these found a new home at Cullercoats station. Left of centre, two non-platform roads are provided for engine movements and stabling of coaches. A turntable is provided at the far end of the platform on the left.
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c1882 1:2,500 OS map. On the western approach to Tynemouth town centre two competing railways had their termini. To the north Tynemouth ‘Terminus’ (the suffix was never in its official name) was the Blyth & Tyne station – its third terminus in the town. The southern ‘Tynemouth Station’ was opened by the (York) Newcastle & Berwick Railway; this company amalgamated with others to form the North Eastern Railway in 1854. Both stations were superseded in 1882 by the passenger station which is still used by the Metro trains.
1896 1:500 OS Town Plan. This map shows the Newcastle & Berwick’s Tynemouth terminus, which closed to passengers in 1882, and additional goods and fish facilities to its south. Tynemouth (B&T 3rd) also closed in 1882 but had already been demolished when this map was surveyed: it occupied the open space and site of the curving new NER line opened in 1882 between North Shields and Tynemouth.
1898 1:2,500 OS map. The former Tynemouth passenger terminus of the Newcastle & Berwick Railway (closed 1882) can be seen. It continued to be used for goods, despite having the Royal Hotel within its site. Tynemouth (B&T 3rd) formerly occupied the open space and the siteimmediately north of the N&B station, on the opposite side of Tynemouth Road (‘Tramway’).
In June 1978 the former N&B/YN&B/NER passenger terminus is remarkably well preserved though it ceased to be used as a goods station almost twenty years earlier. The former Royal Hotel is on the right and the station building is straight ahead. Sidings remain in place.
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The exterior of Tynemouth (N&B) station in December 1988, looking north-west. The high quality sandstone ashlar used in its construction can be appreciated in this photograph, as well as the pointed arches of the former entrance and the oriel window on the window above them
Photo by Alan Young
The exterior of Tynemouth (N&B) station in June 2011. The elegant building is well maintained and enjoys Grade II listed status.
Photo by Ali Ford
Detail of the windows on the exterior of Tynemouth (N&B) station in June 2011
Photo by Ali Ford