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Tyne Dock, South Tyneside

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Tyne Dock, South Tyneside

Tyne Dock is a neighbourhood within the town of South Shields, North East England, on the south bank of the River Tyne. It takes its name from the large dock on the river which was opened in 1859 by the Tyne Improvement Commission to handle Tyneside's coal exports. This trade declined in the second half of the twentieth century and the bridges that carried the coal trains into the dock, the famous Tyne Dock Arches, were demolished in the early-1980s.
Administrative CountySouth Tyneside
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3565
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

Tyne Dock, South Tyneside in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Tyne Dock, ry. sta., Durham, near South Shields.

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