Tyne and Wear HER(5582): Ouseburn, Upper Steenbergs - Details
Ouseburn, Upper Steenbergs
Food Processing Site
The large scale warehouses of this yard still dominate Lime Street. There was a state-of-the-art slaughterhouse built by the Co-operative Society. Animals brought into the cattle sanatorium at Lower Steenberg's Yard were slaughtered here or sent to the cattle market. The waste products were flushed into the Ouseburn. There was also a boot making works/shoe repairers, also built by the Newcastle Cooperative Society. Now converted into residential flats, workshops, Ouseburn Partnership Office and an indoor riding ring for Stepney Bank Stables. The southern most building was bombed during the War.
<< HER 5582 >> Pers. Comm. M. Greatbatch, 2004, Ouseburn Heritage Officer