Tyne and Wear HER(15746): Hebburn, Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard, slipways - Details
Hebburn, Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard, slipways
Water Transport Site
Built in the early 1900s. Broad, gently sloping areas which have been largely obscured by the spreading of clearance rubble from former buildings in the yard. This is where the ships were built. The tide has exposed timbers and metal fixings. At the foot of the western slipway a concrete stacked platform can be seen at low tide. At the foot of the eastern slipway, at low tide, a dilapidated and displaced iron dock gate is visible. The floor of the eastern slipway is littered with rivet heads.
Lancaster University Archaeological Unit, June 2000, Former Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard, Tyne and Wear, Archaeological Assessment