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Washington Staithes

Washington Staithes was an area of County Durham prior to the development of the new town of Washington from 1964. Located on the north banks of the River Wear, there were once staithes here for loading coal onto ships here. Staithes Road here today is a reminder of this. The Cox Green Footbridge link the Washington Staithes to Cox Green on the south bank of the river.

Washington Staithes, situated on the Wear side, as its name implies, was at one time the place whence a considerable amount of coal was carried down stream to Sunderland. These staithes have not been utilised for many years.

History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894
Washington River Wear Cox Green, Sunderland Staiths
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J Green - Washington Staithes (Killed)

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Staithes House on Staithes Road

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Staithes Road

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Cox Green, Sunderland
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Cox Green, Sunderland
- Cox Green (aka Coxgreen) is a village near Washington in Sunderland, located on the south banks of the River Wear. The Cox Green Footbridge links the village to Washington Staithes …
Tyne and Wear HER(6446): Barmston, Washington Staiths
- "Sandstone quay wall running along the northern bank of the River Wear, in three sections. The two westernmost sections are now separated from the eastern block by a footbridge and …

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