Tyne and Wear HER(4318): Spital Tongues, Furniture Factory - Details
Spital Tongues, Furniture Factory
Timber Product Site
This was Robson's Furniture Factory. The company had a shop in Northumberland Street. The factory opened on the site of Spital Tongues ropery (HER 4089) in the 1880s. Furniture for churches, offices, domestic use and ships (Mauretania and Berengaria) was made here. Ancrum Street, Oxnam Terrace and Dunns Terrace are named after border towns from which many of Robson's employees came from.
<< HER 4318 >> 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, 1899, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97, NE; O. Taylor, 1993, Bygone Spital Tongues; North of England Civic Trust, February 2009, Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne - Suggested Conservation Area Scoping Study, Draft Report, p 11