Tyne and Wear HER(12895): Hylton, timber beach, stakes and timber posts - Details
Hylton, timber beach, stakes and timber posts
Timber Processing Site
The river foreshore at Hylton was used as a 'timber beach' for the storage of timber for the shipyards to the east, as shown on the Ordnance Survey second edition 1895-6. There are existing timber revetments to either side of the mouth of the Hylton Dene (NZ 3682 5819) and an apparently random pattern of stakes and posts in the intertidal zone on the south and north banks of the river, which appear likely to be related to the timber beaches.
Entec UK Limited, November 2009, Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor - New Wear Crossing, Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, page 12