Isometrical Plan of Mr. Grainger's Proposed Concentration of the Termini of the Several Railways from London, Edinburgh, Carlisly, Shields and Sunderland, at a General Depot at Elswick.
T. Sopwith, C.E. [n.d. c.1840.]
A very rare and scarce engraving. Sheet 406 x 247mm. 16 x 9¾". Laid on separate sheet.
It was in 1839 that Mr. Richard Granger (1797-1861) the builder from Newcastle upon Tyne, known for taking on the task of building and developing Grainger Town, decided to buy the Elswick estate to the west of Newcastle with the intention of building a railway terminus. These plans never went ahead, as Grainger bankrupted himself in purchasing the land, and following his death, his debts were greater than his personal estate, so the sale of the land in the Elswick estate helped pay off these debts. Thomas Sopwith (1803-1879), also from Newcastle, was a miner and railway surveyor, writing his best-known book "Treatise on Isometrical Drawing".
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