Keys to the Past

Warkworth Harbour (Amble)

Wrecks in Warkworth Harbour. Photo by Glasgow University.
Wrecks in Warkworth Harbour. Photo by Glasgow University.

The harbour at Warkworth, at the mouth of the River Coquet, was built in the 19th century. Coal and barley used to be exported. It was also used as a base for fishing boats. In the 20th century fewer goods were exported, and many of the wooden staiths and jetties have been demolished.

Reference number:N5610
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Amble

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