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Blyth Power Station

Hob Uid: 906028
Location :
Northumberland
East Bedlington
Grid Ref : NZ3004883278
Summary : The site of the now demolished Blyth Power Station is located in the town of Blyth, Northumberland. Also known as Cambois Power Station, the site consisted of two power stations, Blyth A Power Station and Blyth B Power Station, which were built adjacent to each other and whose four chimneys were a major Northumberland landmark for more than 40 years. The A station was constructed between 1955 and 1960 and it began generating electricity in 1958 before becoming fully operational in 1960. Construction of the B station began in 1961 and until 1966 the combined capacity of the two stations briefly made them the largest electricity generation site in England. The stations were in operation until 2001 and after their closure, underwent gradual demolition over the following two years. The site has been proposed as the location for a clean coal-fired power station.
More information : The site of the now demolished Blyth Power Station is located in the town of Blyth, Northumberland. Also known as Cambois Power Station, the site consisted of two power stations, Blyth A Power Station and Blyth B Power Station, which were built adjacent to each other and whose four chimneys were a major Northumberland landmark for more than 40 years.

The A station was constructed between 1955 and 1960 and it began generating electricity in 1958 before becoming fully operational in 1960. Construction of the B station began in 1961 and until 1966 the combined capacity of the two stations briefly made them the largest electricity generation site in England. The stations were in operation until 2001 and after their closure, underwent gradual demolition over the following two years. The site has been proposed as the location for a clean coal-fired power station. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Blythe Power Station, [accessed 22-SEP-2009]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1955-66
Monument End Date : 1966
Monument Start Date : 1955
Monument Type : Electricity Sub Station
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : 21st Century
Display Date : Demolished 2001-2003
Monument End Date : 2003
Monument Start Date : 2001
Monument Type : Electricity Sub Station
Evidence : Demolished Building

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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 93196
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Northumberland)
External Cross Reference Number : N12078
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 38 SW 10
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, CENTRAL ELECTRICITY GENERATING BOARD, NORTHERN PROJECT GROUP
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
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