Lemington Glass Works Cone
Building Newburn Tyne And Wear

Lemington Glass Works Cone

Building In Newburn, Tyne And Wear

The last remaining cone from the Lemington Glass Works Cone.

If you're gannin' alang the Scotswood Road towards Newburn, then towering over the road near the River Tyne is a huge brick cone that was once part of the Lemington Glass Works.

There were actually four large cones here and were used to facilitate the making of flat glass. Founded in 1787, The Lemington Glass Works was perfectly situated next to the North Wylam to Lemington Point Waggonway which provided the required coal for powering the furnaces.

The glassworks were also in a great location next to the River Tyne allowing imports of the raw materials and also exports of the glass too. Following Northumberland Glass Company relinquishing their ownership in 1837, three of the cones were demolished. Glass work production continued here up until 1997 with the cone being the only remaining building.

Built in 1797 this cone itself stands at 35m high with a 21m diameter and was the largest of the four.

If you ever up visiting The Summerhill you can get a cracking view of the cone.

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Where To Park For Lemington Glass Works Cone?

You can park on the industrial estate nearby to the cone.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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