This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TYNEMOUTH PIER ROAD (south end, off) NZ 3769 SW Tynemouth 10/109 Tynemouth Watch Club House.
G.V. II Watch club 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
© Mrs J.H. Black. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Black, J.H.
Rights Holder: Black, J.H.
Brick, Render, Weatherboard, Welsh Slate, Victorian Watch House, Civil, Lifeboat Station, Maritime, Navigation Aid
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