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Tynemouth Watch House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tynemouth, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 55.0146 / 55°0'52"N

Longitude: -1.419 / 1°25'8"W

OS Eastings: 437252

OS Northings: 569053

OS Grid: NZ372690

Mapcode National: GBR LBJG.L5

Mapcode Global: WHD4S.57K1

Plus Code: 9C7W2H7J+VC

Entry Name: Tynemouth Watch House

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303355

Location: Tynemouth, North Tyneside, NE30

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Tynemouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Tynemouth Priory Holy Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/04/2012

NZ 3769 SW

PIER ROAD (south end, off)
Tynemouth Watch House

(Formerly listed as Tynemouth Watch Club House)


Volunteer Life Brigade watch house 1886-7 by C.T. Gomoszynski, Borough Engineer. Weatherboarding on painted rendered plinth; right return has painted brick chimney stack; Welsh slate roof with wood finials and ventilator. H-plan. One-storey, 6-bay centre block flanked by 3-storey left and 2-storey right canted-bay towers. All windows sashes with late C19 glazing bars except those on top floor of 3-storey tower. Hipped roof. Rear elevation has 4-panelled door in inner return of 3-bay loggia; sliding storm shutters to 3 windows in loggia; 2 windows in left wing and one in right.

Historical note: Tynemouth Life Brigade, founded 1864, was the first in the country; its purpose was to save lives by firing rocket-borne lines to shipwrecks. The Black Midden rocks in the Tyne were the cause of much loss of life. Listed mainly for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ3725269053

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