Tyne and Wear HER(11234): Lemington Gut - Details
Water Supply and Drainage
Before work by the Tyne Improvement Commission, the River Tyne at Lemington bent like a horseshoe around Lemington Point. The river was widened and deepened, the banks strengthened with stone and earth, and its route changed to remove the horseshoe bend which would have been difficult for large ships to navigate. Lemington Point then became part of Newburn Haugh, no longer cut off from Lemington proper. What once was the bend in the River Tyne around the Point, became Lemington Gut, a narrow water channel which ended at the old Lemington Staiths.