Tyne and Wear HER(7057): Ouseburn, Ford A Pottery, tunnel - Details
Ouseburn, Ford A Pottery, tunnel
A tunnel was built under Ford Street to link the Maling Ford A Pottery, which had been built by 1859, to the packinghouse on the opposite side of the road. The packinghouse has gone, but the tunnel remains in-situ. The entrance is inside the Ince Building/former DS Motors on Ford Street. The tunnel is mostly stone, with some brickwork at the far end. Brick blast walls at the entrance indicate that the tunnel was used as an air raid shelter during World War Two. A metal heater/water boiler was found inside. There are fixings for shelving and old electric flighting fittings. Similar in form to the Victoria Tunnel.
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