Tyne and Wear HER(2336): South Shields, Stanhope and Tyne Drops - Details
South Shields, Stanhope and Tyne Drops
Lifting and Winding Structure
The drops of the Stanhope and Tyne Railway were built in the early 19th century. An engraving of the opening of the drops gives some indication of the extent of these works, which covered almost two thirds of the river frontage, later taken up by the Brigham and Cowan Yard in 1905. The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey plan shows a brewery (HER ref. 2444) on this site, so the staiths must have been out of use by 1895.
<< HER 2336 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 4 I. Ayris, 1993, South Shields Riverside Masterplan - Tyne Dock Engineering Company; W.W. Tomlinson, 1914, The North Eastern Railway - Its Rise and Development, pp 247-249 and plate IX