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Beacon House Trinity Buildings Number 1

A Grade II Listed Building in Tynemouth, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0093 / 55°0'33"N

Longitude: -1.4368 / 1°26'12"W

OS Eastings: 436116

OS Northings: 568451

OS Grid: NZ361684

Mapcode National: GBR LBDJ.Q3

Mapcode Global: WHD4R.WCZ4

Plus Code: 9C7W2H57+P7

Entry Name: Beacon House Trinity Buildings Number 1

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303374

ID on this website: 101025356

Location: North Shields, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, NE30

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Tynemouth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Tynemouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Shields Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 3668 SW
North Shields.
15/126 Trinity Buildings No. 1
(Beacon House)
Lighthouse, later almshouses, now house. 1727 for Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Painted render and brick; Welsh slate roof and lead roof to lead-covered lantern.
4 storeys, one bay square, with later porch; later 2-storey l-bay left extension.
Door in later extension. C20 glazing to windows on each floor and in extension.
Third floor band. Ball finial on ogee-hipped roof of lantern. Eroded plaque
between first and second floors commemorates conversion to almshouses after building
of new high light in 1807. Historical note: in 1536 Henry VIII empowered Trinity
House, Newcastle upon Tyne, to build 2 lighthouses at Shields. By 1807 changes in
the river bed made a new lighthouse necessary to mark the safe approach. Listed
mainly for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ3611668451

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