North front of Dulverton Laundry
Newlyn and Mousehole were renowned as centres of the Cornish fishing trade. Fishing was the major employer here in the 17th and 18th centuries.
By the 18th century, there was a quay or wharf at Street an Nowan, a fishing community which had sprang up since the early 17th century.
In the 17th and 18th centuries Bolsover was well known locally as a centre for the manufacture of clay tobacco pipes, and for a short time in the m
Lime Kiln Fields Mill was built in 1793 from limestone with sandstone. It is a four storey structure and now located in a residential garden.
Well-preserved remains of limekilns on the north bank of the Wear, near the Stadium of Light.
The coal reserves nearest to the coast could not be reached before deep-mine technologies were developed early in the 19th century.
The coal trade was at the centre of Sunderland's economy throughout the 18th and 19th century.
From directories and other sources comes evidence of trades and occupations in the port and surrounding area before 1800.
Bishopwearmouth Panns was a tiny township of six acres, most of it reclaimed from the river before 1600.