Tyne and Wear HER(3420): Stella, Drop - Details
Water Transport Site
This Drop, on the Tyne, was possibly related to the Blaydon Burn Wagonway (HER ref. 3424) which ended nearby. The remains are not of staithes in the modern sense of the term - are they not the retaining walls comprising the structures where coal from Blaydon Burn Bessie Pit loaded into railway wagons?
<< HER 3420 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2 Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1978, Blaydon and Winlaton Plan I.M. Ayris & P. Jubb, 1991, Struddars Farm, Gateshead Design, Observations on Possible re-use and Conversion