Tyne and Wear HER(17566): Monkwearmouth, boatyard of Thomas Burn - Details
Monkwearmouth, boatyard of Thomas Burn
Marine Construction Site
Samuel Buck's 'Perspective and Ichnography of the town of Sunderland, 1720' shows numerous buildings dotted along the shore and escarpment. One of these is associated with a large slipway, probably the boatyard of Thomas Burn, first recorded on monkwearmouth Shore in 1690.
Northern Archaeological Associates, 2017, Sheepfolds, Sunderland - Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Building Recording and Geological Assessment, p 29; MM Meikle and CM Newman, 2007, Sunderland and its Origins: Monks to Mariners, p 162