Vulcan Street Works

Landmark Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Vulcan Street Works

Landmark In Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Brickwork from the Victorian age.

As I had visited The famous Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, I then stretched my legs and took off on a 'Star Trek' down Vulcan Street. 

The Vulcan Wall dates from 1887 and is the only remains of the industries that were here. The wall has been somewhat repurposed as windows to see the transporter bridge through.

The Bolckow Vaughan Ironworks were the second largest in Europe during the Victorian era. 

 The Cleveland Salt Works pumped brine from the nearby estuary from 1887 to 1945.  

 Middlesbrough Pottery also used local clay to mass produce everyday pottery, even potties! These were exported globally.   

 Further down the road you should be drawn towards The Dock Clock Tower, aside Dock Street. It was used as a navigational aid at the end of the Victorian era and into the Edwardian age. It provided hydraulic power to operate the dock gates and cranes as it was also a water tower.

The tower has 3 clocks on the Tower. The side facing the Tees does not have a clock as it was considered the workers would 'Clock watch'!

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54.582511, -1.22826
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From Ferry Road car park, have your back to the Transporter Bridge and head left for less than 100 metres along Vulcan Street where the wall should be apparent on your left.

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Rosalind Parker

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Thanks for reading through and getting to the end of this post. I enjoy exploring the Fabulous North (Especially as a Southerner residing up North). I like 'snippets' of information, and more so, if they are obscure, amusing or meaningful. The photographs are taken on a mobile phone, without any enhancements.

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