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Shields North

Shields, NORTH, a port on the N. bank of the Tyne near its mouth. It adjoins Tynemouth, and forms part of that parliamentary borough. The harbour does a large trade in coal, receiving imports also from the Baltic, America, and Italy. Ship-building and the making of chains, anchors, ropes, etc., are the chief industries. There are also salt-works and glass factories.