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SS018

Tyne

Wapping Street

Robson's Shipyard

South Shields

55.002201, -1.440232

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Opened:

1826

Closed:

1833

Owners:

Edward Robson

Types built here:

Paddle Steamer, Tug, Snow, Barque

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

Estimated Output:

4

Construction Materials:

Wood

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

13/06/23

Description

Edward Robson operated a small boatyard near Pan Ash Quay at South Shields in the late 1820s and 30s.

Little more is known about the yard, but he produced rigged wooden vessels and small tugs in a small yard with a slipway which was directly adjacent to the Stanhope & Tyne coal staiths.

A newspaper clipping from 1830 states Mr Robson went bankrupt, however he did continue constructing vessels both here and later at North Shields until at least 1833.

The yard is shown on the 1850s Ordnance Survey map as Robson's Quay and was still in use as a boat building yard in the 1890s. However, the later history is speculative and cannot be confirmed.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1896

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