Tyne and Wear HER(7931): Wallsend, The Greenland Fishery Public House - Details
Wallsend, The Greenland Fishery Public House
Public house shown on Ordnance Survey first edition map of 1865, in existence by 1853. Originally the Fishery. The name presumably commemorates the Tyneside whaling industry (HER 5468). The pub may have had connections with the Methodist New Connexion Church which held its first meeting in the pubs 'long room'. The demise of the pub came when a Mrs Townsend, who owned a china business in Newcastle, bought the pub, cancelled the licence and built Hope Villa alongside of it c.1861. Demolition date unknown.
Ordnance Survey first edition 1865; Boundey, S. 2010, Wallsend Pubs and Clubs, p19