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HD004

Tyne

Howdon

Brown Shipyard

Wallsend

54.990038, -1.481359

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Opened:

1840

Closed:

1851

Owners:

Thomas Brown (1840 - 1850)

Types built here:

Schooner, Sloop, Brig

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Estimated Output:

16

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

In 1844, Newcastle Council permitted Thomas Brown to lay down a slipway at the village of East Howdon.

It was located between Howden Pans and the Cramlington Staiths and is visible on the 1858 map as a small path into the river. He was still operating into the 1850s employing 120 men, but was said to have been killed in 1851. Very little is known about the site after this point, but it will certainly have been used by other shipbuilders.

By the 1890s the land was totally redeveloped, leaving no trace at the site.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1864

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