Tyne and Wear HER(3552): Bill Quay, R B Harrison's Shipyard (MEP Group Yard) - Details
Bill Quay, R B Harrison's Shipyard (MEP Group Yard)
Marine Construction Site
A wooden shipyard was set up by William Boutland at Bill Quay around 1820. This was taken over by R B Harrison in the mid-century and the yard became a repair facility. It continued in this role until the 1980s, renamed as the MEP Group.
<< HER 3552 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 3 The Archaeological Practice, 2002, Shipbuilding on Tyne and Wear - Prehistory to Present. Tyne & Wear Historic Environment Record.