Tyne and Wear HER(4900): Elswick, Jetty - Details
This jetty was built between 1827 and 1844 to provide the lead works (HER ref. 4116) with level access to the river. It may have been easier to move goods on the level and then to lower or hoist them rather than using an inclined plane. It seems to replace the use of the quay (HER ref. 4907) as the main point of site access from the river.
<< HER 4900 >> Northern Archaeological Associates, 2000, Elswick Lead Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Assessment