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Tyne

South Shields

Winlo Yard

South Shields

55.000267, -1.439498

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Opened:

1865

Closed:

1874

Owners:

John Winlo, Peter Winlo

Types built here:

Barque, Brig, Snow, Schooner, Brigantine, Screw Steamer

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Estimated Output:

14

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

This is the site of the Winlo shipyard, which was operated by John & Peter after a short stink at Howdon in the early 1840s.

The first reference to their yard is in 1865, when the Enterprise launched from the "Stanhope Drops" in 1865. They were in operation until around 1888 making small vessels and tugs. Later in the 1890s a small ship repair yard is depicted at the site, and closed before the large graving dock was constructed.

The yard featured two cranes though no slipways or the like. It stands on the site of the old Stanhope drops which were demolished by the time was the repair yard was in operation.

The site was consumed by the graving dock.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1896

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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