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Blaydon Burn (area)

Blaydon Burn is an area, located immediately west of WinlatonBlaydon. It is located in the valley of the Blaydon Burn (stream), after which the area is named. Fire clay, suitable for brick making, was excavated from Blaydon burn since at least the mid 17th century. Initially the clay was transported to brick makers at Paradise, then from c.1730, bricks were manufactured at Blaydon Burn.[1Cowen's Brickworks were established in c.1819, with Cowen's fire bricks transported all over the world. The owner, Joseph Cowen (Snr), also established Blaydon Burn Colliery in the 1850's.

Blaydon Winlaton Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956) Cowen's Brickworks, Blaydon Burn
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Longridge Road, Blaydon Burn

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Works, Long Ridge Road, Blaydon Burn

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Tyne and Wear HER(1646): Blaydon Burn, Cowens Upper Brickworks
- "ocal clay was used for the manufacture of bricks in Cowen's two brickworks. The upper brickworks closed some time ago but the lower works (HER ref. 3434) continues production. The …

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- Overview About Winlaton Map Street View Winlaton is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, adjacent to Blaydon. Winlaton was established in the 12th Century as a farming community. In …


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