Tyne and Wear HER(2073): North Shields, Covered Ship Building Berth - Details
North Shields, Covered Ship Building Berth
Marine Construction Site
A covered shipbuilding berth constructed by T&W Smith in the 1850s (covered building berths meant that a higher Lloyd's vessel classification could be achieved) one of three owned by them at the Limekiln Shore Yard. The berth was of timber with extensive glass panelling. Removed in the period between 1865-1899 during extensive developments on the Limekiln Shore, so that nothing of it remains.
<< HER 2073 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 The Archaeological Practice, 2002, Shipbuilding on Tyne and Wear - Prehistory to Present. Tyne & Wear Historic Environment Record.