Skinner Burn


Skinner Burn is a 'hidden' stream which feeds into the River Tyne. The valley of the Skinner Burn was gradually infilled from the 18th century and the stream was culverted (covered) between 1840 and 1859. Skinner Burn flows beneath Bath Lane, Thornton Street, west of Clayton Street West, around the site of the old abattoir, and down Forth Banks into the Tyne. Skinner Burn used to form the boundry between Newcastle and Elswick. The burn had narrow, steep slopes and was a site of intensive industrial development in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with glass making, lime kilns, a large brewery, pottery and foundry - until the development of the railways by-passed the sloping banks. Skinnerburn Road runs along the bottom of the gorge, along the side of the River Tyne.  (Sources: Sitelines & Urban Landscape Study of the Tyne Gorge, 2003).

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Tyne and Wear HER(11104): Newcastle, Skinner Burn
- "Runs down Bath Lane from just south of Corporation Street, then west of Clayton Street West, curves round the site of the old abbattoir, and down east edge of Forth ...

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Skinner Burn
- "The Skinner Burn is one of a number of streams that ran down to the Tyne, the existence of which is now almost completely forgotten, the stream ran along the ...

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Urban Landscape Study of the Tyne Gorge
- A report prepared for English Heritage, CABE, Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council by Land Use Consultants, January 2003. "The pace of change along the Tyne Gorge has accelerated in ...

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