"Map of the River Tyne, reduced from the actual survey of the Engineer of the river, J.F. Ure ..." 2nd. ed. (Newcastle-on-Tyne : Andrew Reid, 1871.)
Physical description: 1 map : mounted on linen ; 115 x 20 cm. folded to 13 x 20 cm.
Scale: 40 chains to 1.5 in. [3 in. to 1 mile. 1:21,120]
Covers the navigable portion of the river, from Stella Coal Staith to the piers at Tynemouth. Useful for industrial history: names many riverside factories and installations on both sides of the river (including the names of the companies), showing the great diversity of industries represented. These include: bottles, bricks, chemicals (including alkali, colour, manure, etc.), coal, coke, docks, engines, foundries, iron, lead, leather, paper, ropes, shipbuilding, soap, timber, and others.
The physical geography of the river is shown as it was when the Tyne Improvement Commission's programme of dredging had only just started, and Bill Point (Walker) is still in existence. Dredging couldn't go upriver beyond Newcastle until the Swing Bridge was in operation (1876), so there are still islands in the river, e.g. King's Meadows (Elswick), and the island at Blaydon where the Blaydon Races may have been run in the 1860's. It also gives some idea of the extent of the built-up area on both banks at this date. For instance, Walker Road and the Riverside railway line have not yet been built, nor has the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam line (the two lines are indicated as "proposed" or "intended").
Production / content date: 1871
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