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1191


Newcastle and N Tyneside


Newcastle to North Shields Turnpike


Newcastle


NZ36NW NZ26SE


Transport


Road


Toll Road


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


A Toll Road from Newcastle to North Shields and Tynemouth. The end point in Tynemouth is unclear but appears to lie close to Tynemouth Turnpike Toll House (HER ref. 2047) which lay on this road as did the Percy Main Turnpike (HER ref. 2011), near the junction with another road into North Shields (HER ref. 2012) and Hawkey's Lane turnpike (HER ref. 2008). Shields Road in Byker was one section of the Newcastle to North Shields Turnpike. Although no date for its opening is available, it seems likely to have been quite early. It was a very important route until superseded by the Newcastle to Shields Railway in 1839. One Toll House was situated at the bottom of Byker Bank and another possibly on Shields Road.


3648


6903


NZ36486903



<< HER 1191 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97 The Archaeological Practice, 1997, Shields Road Regeneration, Archaeological Assessment; W. Collard and M. Ross, 1842, Architectural and Picturesque Views in Newcastle upon Tyne, p 35

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