Tyne and Wear HER(2107): Willington Quay, Newcastle Corporation Ballast Hill - Details
Willington Quay, Newcastle Corporation Ballast Hill
Ballast Hill, at least 100 feet high. The condensing flue from Howden Lead Works (HER ref. 2106) ran up its south face. This deposit was derived from dumping ballast from shilps prior to taking on coal. Much of it was used for land reclamation under the Tyne Improvement Act.
<< HER 2107 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 98 G. Unsworth Hall, 1977. Willington Quay; Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, p 6