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Tyne

Coble Dene

Coble Dene, Shipyards

North Shields

54.996794, -1.453118

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Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

There are shipyards recorded at Coble Dene from at least the 1840s when Mark Melvill constructed a small paddle steamer.

It has, however, proved difficult to ascertain the exact location of each shipyard, as they are not identifiable on contemporary maps. There were however at least 5 shipbuilders at Coble Dene throughout the 19th century, and may have all operated in the parcel of land on the north bank of the dene, just south of Burdon Main Colliery.

What makes it even more difficult to assess is the dramatic redevelopment of the area, as the Albert Edward Dock occupies a large swathe of the settlement.

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Ordnance Survey, 1865. Surveyed 1858

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