Hebburn Quay Shipyard
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Huntley's was a small building and repair yard at Hebburn Quay, in operation from at least the 1880s until around 1912. It was owned by WP Huntley, and was bought from Mr W. Torrance in July 1881.
Torrance had previously been in partnership with his father which continued until his death. From then on, Torrance maintained the yard himself. There are references to the yard being open in the 1860s, though doesn't appear on the 1850s maps. The 1890s map depicts at least 2 slipways alongside a jetty likely made of timber. The yard also had 2 cranes, one at the side of the slip.
Though it was primarily a repair yard some smaller wherry boats and screw steamers were constructed here. There is a painting dating from 1888 of the Huntley Repair Yard in the Tyne & Wear Archives showing the crane and jetty. (https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/huntleys-repair-yard-41855)
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
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