Tyne and Wear HER(1711): Monkwearmouth, Cornhill Dock - Details
Monkwearmouth, Cornhill Dock
Dock and Harbour Installation
An early dry dock with timber sides and gates; the latter with wrought-iron metalwork. Its construction is similar to the dock below Wearmouth Bridge (HER ref. 2754) - mostly lined in wood. The gates, which were recently still intact though badly rotted, originally opened by winch and chain, and are known as 'Cornhill Patent'. The dock is abandoned.
<< HER 1711 >> Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1978, Sites of interest in River Wear plan area Joint Conservation Team, Industrial Archaeology Cards