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1711


Sunderland


Monkwearmouth, Cornhill Dock


Monkwearmouth


NZ35NE


Maritime


Dock and Harbour Installation


Dock


Early Modern


C19?


Structure


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.


388


583


NZ388583



<< HER 1711 >> Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1978, Sites of interest in River Wear plan area Joint Conservation Team, Industrial Archaeology Cards

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