Tyne & Wear HER: 4982
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Elswick Leather Works (1863 - 1971)


Elswick Leather Works (also known as Richardson's Tannery) was located in Elswick between Water Street and Dunn Street, by the north bank of the River Tyne. Richardson's was an established company which moved from Whitby to Newcastle in 1766.[1] It opened the Elswick works in 1863. The owners, the Richardson family, built houses for their employees in nearby Shumac Street and Water Street.[2] The works continued in use until c.1971.[3] It was one of a number of leather works on the north bank of the river, and the last one of these when it closed. The West Newcastle Picture History Collection has several period photos of the leather works - some pinned below. 

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044157: Elswick

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Tyne and Wear HER(4982): Elswick, Richardson's Tannery (Elswick Leather Works)
- "Richardson's Tannery, also known as Elswick Leather Works was located between Water Street and Dunn Street. Richardson's moved from Whitby to Tyneside in 1766 and opened the Elswick ...

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Railway Terrace

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EL04971

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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EL07193

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Shumac Street

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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Richardsons Leather Works

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