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GD007

Tyne

Dunston

Dunston, Slipways

Gateshead

54.958891, -1.649097

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Opened:

1824

Closed:

1890

Owners:

Thomas Sadler (1824) Dunston Shipbuilding Co. (1883 - 1890)

Types built here:

Sloop, Screw Steamer

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Estimated Output:

2

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

11/06/23

Description

This was probably the site of Sadler's shipyard in the 1820s. Hints provided include the first edition of the Ordnance Survey which features "Sadler's Landing" here. Also, Sadler Square was located directly south of what became the 2 small slipways that were situated at Dunston in the 1890s.

These were likely the yard of the Dunston Shipbuilding Co. Sadler was a keel builder who died in 1836 at the age of 54. There is a chance the yard was still operating at this point, however other vessels can not be found. The Dunston Shipbuilding Co operated between 1883 and 1890 and produced at least two wooden steamers. One was named Gannet and was a fishing vessel bought by John Oliver Spence.

In the 1890s the yard appears on the Ordnance Survey map at Dunston West Junction, featured a number of cranes and two slipways.

There is no evidence today.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1939. Surveyed in 1937.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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