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6812


S Tyneside


South Shields, Frenchman's Bay


South Shields


NZ36NE




Placename




Documentary Evidence


The National Trust information board states "This bay gets its name from a French ship which once floundered here. At one time accessible by wooden stairs, the bay was populated with smugglers… the strange object sticking out of the water up the coast [a little north of Frenchman's Bay] is all that remains of a dock gate. It was being towed from the Tyne to the Thames on 19th Obtober 1919 when it went aground and all efforts to salvage it failed".


390


662


NZ390662



<< HER 6812 >> The Arbeia Society, 2004, Archaeological Survey of the coast from South Shields to Whitburn

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