Tyne and Wear HER(5655): Gateshead, Oakwellgate, Chemical Manufactory - Details
Gateshead, Oakwellgate, Chemical Manufactory
Chemical Production Site
The oldest chemical manufactory in Gateshead can be traced to the "Jew of Oakwellgate", who is said to have manufactured a compound of cyanogen, prussian blue, in the 18th century. He had moved his apparatus from Corbridge to Gateshead, possibly to be outside the jurisdiction of the trade companies of Newcastle.
<< HER 5655 >> F.W.D. Manders, 1973, A History of Gateshead, p 74 W.A. Campbell, 1968, A Century of Chemistry in Tyneside, 1868-1968 p 31; I.C. Carlton, 1974, A Short History of Gateshead, p 85