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GD001

Tyne

Gateshead

Saltmeadows, Shipyard

Gateshead

54.968001, -1.586608

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Opened:

1817

Closed:

1859

Owners:

John Robson (1817 - 1852), Jonathan Robson (1843 - 1859)

Types built here:

Paddle Steamer, Barge, Dredger, Screw Steamer

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Petersburgh & Cronstadt Steam Boat Co

Estimated Output:

15

Construction Materials:

Iron

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

11/06/23

Description

A small shipyard was found at Saltmeadows Gateshead, from around the 1810s until the late 1850s. The yard can be seen on the 1860 map, having been surveyed in 1856. It shows a large F shaped building though no specific features can be identified due to the resolution of the map.

It is likely this was the Robson Yard, operated by John from 1817 and thereon Jonathan until 1859. Smaller vessels, dredgers and paddle steamers were the main output at this yard. By the 1890s the works were replaced by Aspdin's cement works.

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

Ordnance Survey 1862. Surveyed in 1856. The shipbuilding yard can be seen hugging the banks of the Tyne between Deptford Iron Works and the Timber Yard.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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