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5988


Gateshead


Dunston, Crowley's Ironworks


Dunston


NZ26SE


Industrial


Metal Smelting Site


Iron Works


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


John Crowley (son of Sir Ambrose Crowley) acquired some land at Dunston on 13th May 1755 from Richard and John Tidmarsh. This appears to be a single piece of land with buildings labelled "Great Square" and "Little Square" by the Ordnance Survey first edition. Call books later refer to "Atkinson's Square", formerly called "Big Square". The land had previously been the site of cottages and a chapel, a garden and a quay and slipway.It is not known what Crowley built on the site - houses? Workshops? This then passed to Theodosia Crowley (later Theodosia Boone) and Elizabeth Crowley (later Countess of Ashburnham), and then to Elizabeth's eldest son and heir George Earl of Ashburnham. The premises then passed, in 1814, to Richard Dann of Old Broad Street, London, and held in trust for Mary Millington of Greenwich, Kent, Charles Vardon of Upper Eaton Street, Middlesex, Purney Sillitoe of Upper Thames Street, London and Mary Millington of Greenwich (spinster). In 1838 it passed to Richard Dann of York Chambers, St James Street, Crowley Millington of Thames Street (steel manufacturer) and Thomas Isaac Millington (also steel manufacturer). The latter appointed Thomas Friend Bennett of Crowley Ironworks to take control of the premises, surrendering part of it to Thomas Adamson of Newcastle. Part of the land was granted to the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway in 1838.


2248


6272


NZ22486272



<< HER 5988 >> Durham University Library, Halimote Court Books for Whickham, DH18th century/VB/46A, DH18th century/111/22, DH18th century/111/23 and 24 and 27 Pers. Comm. D. Cranstone, 2004; Kirsten Holland, 2017, St. Omer's Road, Dunston, Gateshead - Archaeological Assessment

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