RIVERS RUN THROUGH IT

Newcastle upon Tyne is well known for the river after which it is named. Lesser known are the streams which lie beneath the city, most of which have been culverted, that were once a significant part of the area's infrastructure. This ongoing series documents the sites of former becks and burns. Often overlooked, these streets, dwellings and edge lands disguise a vast network of subterranean labyrinths.

Some of the streams have monuments that mark their importance in the place of Newcastle's maritime history. Lort, Pandon, Swirle, Lam, Erick, Skinner and Ouse.