Tyne and Wear HER(81): Sunderland, medieval shipyard - Details
Sunderland, medieval shipyard
Marine Construction Site
The earliest mention of Sunderland as a Shipbuilding port dates from Hatfield's Survey of 1381 in which it is recorded that Thomas Menvill had a place called Hynden (Hendon) for building vessels.
<< HER 81 >> W.C. Mitchell, 1919, History of Sunderland, p. 128 Rev. W. Greenwell, ed. 1857, Bishop Hatfield's Survey, Surtees Society, 32 (for 1856), p. 132 R. Surtees, 18?, History of...Durham, T. Corfe, 1973, History of Sunderland, p. 29