Tyne and Wear HER(2773): Southwick, Glasshouse Hill Shipbuilding Yard - Details
Southwick, Glasshouse Hill Shipbuilding Yard
Marine Construction Site
These small and irregular Shipbuilding Yards, built partly on the west side of Ballast Hill (HER ref. 2774), had appeared on the Southwick shore of the River Wear by the 1850s. They occupied the river strand up to the western flank of a ballast hill (Glasshouse Hill), associated with the Wearmouth Crown Glass Works which lay to the south of the yards. They were solely timber construction yards which contained only minimal facilities and had disappeared by 1898.
<< HER 2773 >> 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.