Tyne and Wear HER(6444): Barmston, staith and spout - Details
Barmston, staith and spout
Water transport Site
Coxgreen and Barmston were key points on the River Wear from which coal was loaded onto keels to be taken downriver from at least the beginning of the 18th century. Substantial staiths and spouts are recorded on Burleigh and Thompson's map of 1737. On this map it is recorded a "staith and spout" belonging to Mr Donnison. A wagonway running NW to SE serviced the staith (HER 3174).
Tyne and Wear Museums, 1999, Barmston and Coxgreen, Sunderland - Archaeological Assessment; Burleigh and Thompson, 1737, Extract plan of the River Wear; J.T. Taylor, 1852, The Archaeology of the Coal Trade, Archaeological Institute of Great Britain, Vol 1, p 161