Tyne and Wear HER(4366): Gateshead, Saltmeadows, Stoddart and Company's Ropery - Details
Gateshead, Saltmeadows, Stoddart and Company's Ropery
Rope Manufacturing Works
A ropery is clearly shown on Oliver's 1830 map. It later becomes the site of a soap factory. This was established by Stoddart and Co in 1795 and was soon owned solely by a former partner Anthony Hood. In 1799 Hood introduced a rope-making machine, which had been patented by William Chapman in 1798. This technological innovation eventually superceded the earlier ropewalks and marked the beginning of the growth of ropemaking in Gateshead.
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