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Dent's Hole, Byker

Dent's Hole was a deep pool in the River Tyne, to the west of St. Peter's Quay in Byker, Newcastle. There was a salmon fishery and hamlet here, named after the Dent family in the 17th Century. In the 19th century the Dent Family lived at the old Manor House on Byker Hill. The second part of the name derives from 'Hol', which is Old English for 'a deep place in a stream'.[1] The hamlet here was referred to as Dent's Hole; there were cottages and a quay here, as depicted in artwork by J.W. Carmichael (1800 - 1868).[2] As well as the fishery, whaling ships were fitted out and left from Dent’s Hole to hunt wales, with whale blubber used to make oil. The fishery was still recorded as working in 1885, but had disappeared before the Ordnance Survey map of 1895 map, due to the building of a railway.[3] Maps of 19th century show that there was a ferry from Dent's Hole across to Friars Goose, Felling. The Ferry Boat Inn at Dent's Hole is shown in Carmichael's drawings.

Byker Friar's Goose All Saints' Parish, 1855
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Cottages, Dent's Hole.

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011250:Cottages at Dents Hole Byker Carmichael J.W. Lambert

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Tyne and Wear HER(12302): Byker, Dent's Hole fishery
- "Dent's Hole was a deep pool in the Tyne west of St. Peter's Quay. It was named after the Bent family in the C17. The salmon fishery was still working, …

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Dent's Hole
- "....Dent’s Hole was part of Byker and found to the south east of Newcastle, immediately east of St. Peter’s. It is shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1859, but …

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All Saints' Parish, 1855
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All Saints' Parish, 1855
- Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855. This parish comprises the townships of All Saints', Byker, and Heaton, the former of which constitutes the eastern …


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Tyne & Wear HER: 12302
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ277635


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