Fast Search

You are Here: Home / Monkwearmouth, Robert Thompson Bridge Dockyard

Tyne and Wear HER(2754): Monkwearmouth, Robert Thompson Bridge Dockyard - Details

Back to Search Results


2754


Sunderland


Monkwearmouth, Robert Thompson Bridge Dockyard


Monkwearmouth


NZ35NE


Maritime


Marine Construction Site


Shipyard


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


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.


3954


5747


NZ39545747



<< 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.

Back to Search Results