Oliver, Tyne Iron Co. (1867-68)
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A boatyard owned by Oliver was situated at Bells Close in the mid 19th century.
It consisted of a fairly large jetty on the bank of the river and was close to the site of Stella North Power Station. A paddle boat was constructed here named "Jabez Bunting" after the Methodist minister at Bells Close. Another 2 vessels were built here in the 1860s - "Lemington Antelope" and "Harry Kelley". They were constructed by the Tyne Iron Co, which was owned by Bulmer & Co. The Harry Kelley was the first Steam Lighter to be built on the Tyne.
The history of the yard after 1868 is not known, and no visible trace can be seen on the 1890s maps.
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
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Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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