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Restoring the Dobson Roofs

The centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne has many fine buildings which have been recognised and protected through the listing process, particularly in the famous Graingertown area. One of these is Newcastle Central Station, a Grade I listed property designed in the 1840s by John Dobson and opened by H.M. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on 29 August 1850. The Southern section of the roof added in 1893 and known as the South Train Shed was designed by Wm Bell another distinguished Victorian Railway Station designer also responsible for the famous Darlington Bank Top station.

Keywords: railway stations;newcastle central station, newcastle upon tyne;refurbishing;renovation;steel plates;beams;arches;trains;roofs;columns;loads;structural members