Tyne and Wear HER(1013): Felling, Brandling Station - Details
Title of image: Brandling Station, Felling
Date: Before 1896
Description: The railway in Felling is closely connected with some of the oldest rail systems in the country. The first line, constructed in 1836, was known as the Brandling Junction Railway, and had a station on the site of Felling Hall. Felling Hall had been built by the Brandling family but was vacated by them in 1760. The line was amalgamated with the Newcastle and Darlington Railway in 1845. This in turn became the York and Newcastle Railway in 1846. The line from Pelaw to Tyne Dock was opened in 1872 and was followed by the building of a new railway station on its present site in 1896.
Location/Collection: Gateshead Libraries/Gateshead Local Studies Image Collection
Accession number: GL000282
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Felling, Brandling Station
Railway Transport Site
Disused stone built station of 1842 on the Brandling Junction Railway opened in 1839. A small chapel-like station with a tall narrow projecting cross gable having triple lancet windows, above which is the Brandling family crest and the prophetic initials 'BR'. Towards the end of 1842, Joseph Colthurst, the B.J.R. manager, was able to report that "the Felling Station House had been contracted for at £175 and will be completed in 6 weeks from the 7th inst.". Thus the building was probably completed in December 1842 or January 1843. The old Felling station remained in use until c.1896, when the railway between Gateshead and Pelaw junction was widened from two tracks to four, and a much larger station was opened on an island platform between the two new tracks. LISTED GRADE 2
<< HER 1013 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 4 TIAG, 1977, Stations on the Brandling Junction Railway - Felling, TIAG Newsletter, No. 17, Feb 1977