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GD002

Tyne

Gateshead

Tyne Main, Shipyard

Gateshead

54.963639, -1.578439

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Opened:

1823

Closed:

1892

Owners:

Robson & Gray, Gaddy & Lamb

Types built here:

Schooner, Brig, Snow, Paddle Steamer, Sloop, Barque, Screw Steamer

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

William Hawthorn Jnr

Estimated Output:

47

Construction Materials:

Wood, Iron

Status:

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

11/06/23

Description

The earliest reference to a shipbuilding site here is in 1827, with Wood's Plan of Gateshead showing the shipyard labelled as "Robson and Gray", who had constructed vessels for local merchants here. It is more as the Gaddy & Lamb shipyard who operated here until 1892.

They produced mainly wooden sailing ships (though there were a couple of iron vessels made here) for local merchants though some were made further afield. The 1890s maps show the two slipways at the site with limited facilities apart froma crane.

An illustration likely from the mid 19th century also shows the two slipways alongside an engine house and small crane.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1916

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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