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Tyne

Thrift Street

Young's Dock

South Shields

54.998887, -1.439394

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Opened:

1837

Closed:

1871

Owners:

Cuthbert Bros. (1837 - 1871)

Types built here:

Snow, Brig, Paddle Steamer, Barque, Schooner,

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Tyne Lighter Co

Estimated Output:

65

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

Cuthbert's Yard was neatly sandwiched between the yards of Fairle's and the Middle Docks in the middle and latter half of the 19th century.

The Young's may have operated a yard elsewhere as a notice was posted in 1818 advising they will be carrying on the work at Nicholson's West Dock. This yard sole produced rigged vessels at first, but did construct a couple of wooden paddle steamers by the end of their tenure.

The yard can be seen on the 1857 Ordnance Survey adjacent to a dry dock, which featured a saw pit, warehouse and 4 cranes. The site is now residential housing.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1857

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