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North Shields, Richardson's Tannery




Leather Industry Site


Post Medieval


Documentary Evidence

Richardson's Tannery, at the foot of Tanner's bank, by the side of the Pow Burn, was founded in 1766. It closed in 1890 when the premises became a saw mill (HER ref. 2128), before eventually becoming the site of the electricity works. The tannery is shown on maps by Fryer in 1772 and Wood in 1827.




<< HER 2051 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 J. Woods, 1826, Plan of the Towns of North Shields and Tynemouth J. Fryer, 1772, A Plan of the Low Part of the River Tyne E. Hollerton, 1997, The Archive Photography Series, North Shields, p 7 W.S. Garson, 1926, The Origin of North Shields, p 24 Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2003, Fish Park, North Shields, Archaeological Assessment J Jackson, Henry Richardson, Proctor, his early life 1848-1891, Journal Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists, Vol 77 Lease 1797, Northumberland Records Office, 1147/B9/1 and Northumberland Records Office 1147/B3 HHE Craster, 1907, The Parish of Tynemouth, A History of Northumberland, Vol VIII, p 310 1806, Northumberland Records Office, 1147/B1 Tyne and Wear Archive Service, 1872, manuscript plan CB/Ty/15/17 and CB/Ty/15/26

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