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North Shields Fish Quay

North Shields Fish Quay a fishing port located close to the mouth of the River Tyne, in North Shields, 8 miles (13 km) east of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The quay began life in 1225 as a simple village of shielings (huts) from which the town of North Shields takes its name. The quay was originally located here to serve the nearby Tynemouth Castle and Priory.

The growth of North Shields was at one time restricted due to fear that it would take trade from neighbouring Newcastle upon Tyne, which was the region's leading port at the time. The history and formation of North Shields Fish Quay

Clifford's Fort, located on the Fish Quay was built in the 17th century (1672) as a coastal defence against the Dutch. The Fort also played a role during the Napoleonic Wars. The fort was named after Lord Clifford of Cabal. It is now a scheduled Ancient Monument. The fort is currently under going some renovation work so I'll add some photos of it to this page when they have finished.
Text adapted from North Shields Fish Quay - Wikipedia



June 2009

Looking east at the beginning of the Fish Quay

Looking west with the Shields Ferry landing in the background

North Shields Fish Quay with the Low Light in the background

The Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen

William Wight Ltd the Grocers

North Shields Fish Quay

Looking west along the Fish Quay with the Shields Ferry in the background

North Shields Fish Quay with the High Light in the background

North Shields Fish Quay

North Shields Fish Quay



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