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Rocket Garage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cullercoats, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0348 / 55°2'5"N

Longitude: -1.4334 / 1°26'0"W

OS Eastings: 436312

OS Northings: 571288

OS Grid: NZ363712

Mapcode National: GBR LBF6.GZ

Mapcode Global: WHD4K.YQL3

Entry Name: Rocket Garage

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303342

Location: North Tyneside, NE30

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Cullercoats

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Tynemouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Cullercoats St George

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 37 SE
Rocket garage
Life brigade apparatus house, now garage. Dated 1867 above door. For Cullercoats
Life Brigade. Painted snecked stone with ashlar dressings and quoins; graduated
slate roof with one tall end brick chimney. One storey, one x 3 bays. Gable end
to street. Double boarded door in elliptical-headed keyed arch and alternate-block
jambs. Inscribed stone scroll above: LIFE BRIGADE HOUSE/1867. Small chamfered
pointed-arched niche above. Right return has 2 windows and one blind bay.
Bargeboards with finials. Historical note: this was the second Life Brigade in the
country, formed immediately after that at Tynemouth of 1864. These brigades
pioneered the technique of saving shipwreck victims by rocket-firing lifelines
to wrecked vessels.

Listing NGR: NZ3631271288

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