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N Tyneside

North Shields, Long Staith

North Shields



Landing Point


Post Medieval


Documentary Evidence

In the 17th century Newcastle continued to attempt to prevent development at North Shields, complaining about the ships unloading and loading there in 1684. The burgesses and Newcastle Trinity House attempted to resist proposals to build a quay at the Low Lights in 1699. However, they were unsuccessful and by 1714 a quay had been built there (HER ref. 4554), and another near to the ferry boat landing at the west end of the town – the ferry staith.




<< HER 4555 >> J. Woods, 1826, Plan of the Towns of North Shields and Tynemouth H.H.E. Craster, 1907, History of Northumberland, Vol. VIII, p 308 J. Fryer, 1772, A Plan of the Low Part of the River Tyne

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