Tyne and Wear HER(8279): Monkton, slag heap (the Crusher) - Details
Monkton, slag heap (the Crusher)
Waste from the smelting of iron ore for Palmer's shipyard was dumped in the fields to the north of Monkton village, eventually creating a vast slag heap which resulted in the Bede Burn being culverted. The slag heap was known locally as the 'Crusher'. This was reclaimed by the time Monkton Cokeworks closed in 1990 to create a large green space for recreation and nature (HER 8126).
North of England Civic Trust on behalf of South Tyneside Council, March 2006, Monkton Conservation Area Character Appraisal; N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, 1983, The Buildings of England: County Durham (second edition)