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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
Entry Name: Tynemouth Watch House
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184976
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303355
Location: 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
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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