Keys to the Past

Wylam Forge (Wylam)

Wylam Forge. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Wylam Forge. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This building, now a modern workshop, was once a forge and part of the workshops at Wylam Colliery. It was built in the late 18th or early 19th century. Two of the earliest working railway engines, Puffing Billy and Wylam Dilly were built here in 1811. It is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10915
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Ovingham to Wylam, Northumberland. Preliminary archaeological assessment 2007; Tyne and Wear Museums

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Wylam

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