Tyne and Wear HER(2754): Monkwearmouth, Robert Thompson Bridge Dockyard - Details
Monkwearmouth, Robert Thompson Bridge Dockyard
Marine Construction Site
A shipyard was in existence at the base of the steeply sloping valley of the Wear immediately to the west of the site of the yet to be constructed Wearmouth Bridge by the 1820s (this is shown on Wood’s plan of 1828). By the middle of the century, this yard included an assymetrical graving dock, and a range of associated features. Timber yards sat to the east of the yard beyond Wearmouth bridge.
<< HER 2754 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 8 The Archaeological Practice, 2002, Shipbuilding on Tyne and Wear - Prehistory to Present. Tyne & Wear Historic Environment Record.