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Tyne

Low Lights

Dawson's Shipyard

North Shields

55.008305, -1.437455

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Opened:

1800

Closed:

1828

Owners:

George Davison (1800), George & Edward Dawson (1801 - 1828)

Types built here:

Brigantine, Snow

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Estimated Output:

3

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

Dawson's shipyard was located close to the Low Lights on the riverbank at South Shields. Little is known about the Dawson's, but they had operated in the first few decades of the 1800s building rigged wooden vessels for local merchants.

Their work had gained a sufficient reputation to leave a legacy - The site continued to be known as Dawson's Quay into the 1850s when shipbuilding had mostly ceased in the area.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1865. Surveyed 1858

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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