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South Shields, Ballast Hills

South Shields


Ballast Hill

Post Medieval


Documentary Evidence

During the post medieval period the increase in shipping and trade led to the accumulation of a large amount of ballast which formed hills to the east of the town. They are shown on historic maps, such as those by Fryer and Richardson.




<< HER 4484 >> J. Fryer, 1772, A Plan of the Low Part of the River Tyne Richardson, 1768; Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, p 6

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