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The Moorings

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0105 / 55°0'37"N

Longitude: -1.4531 / 1°27'11"W

OS Eastings: 435076

OS Northings: 568576

OS Grid: NZ350685

Mapcode National: GBR LB9H.6N

Mapcode Global: WHD4R.NB86

Plus Code: 9C7W2G6W+6Q

Entry Name: The Moorings

Listing Date: 20 October 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303292

ID on this website: 101025363

Location: North Shields, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, NE29

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

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 3568 NW
North Shields
20.10.78 No. 16 (The Moorings)
House. 1850 dated on door architrave. Brick with stone plinth, rusticated quoins
and ashlar dressings. 2 storeys raised to 3; 4 windows. 6-panelled door under
oblong fanlight recessed in architrave in third bay; blind panel above, beneath
door inscribed 18 MOORINGS 50. Bracketed architraves to windows of ground and
first floor; eaves gutter cornice above first floor; third floor has sill band,
chamfered stone lintels to windows; brick pilasters with stone plinth and
capitals support kneelers of stone gable copings. Brick dentilled eaves cornice.
2 ashlar-corniced panelled end brick chimneys. Home of Chevalier Henry Anson
Brightman ennobled by the Emperor of Austria for his contribution, while
Austro-Hungarian Consul, to famine relief fund-raising. Brightman lived at
North Shields from 1847 until he died in 1902. He heped to form the Tyne Commission,
which wrested control of the lower reaches of the river from Newcastle Corporation
and deepened the channel to make it accessible to all vessels, increasing the
prosperity of Tyneside. He also obtained a Custom House at North Shields, so
bringing more trade to the lower riparian district. (Tyne and Wear County Archives.)
Roofless at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ3507668576

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