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North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 35076 68576


TYNEMOUTH BRIGHTMAN ROAD NZ 3568 NW North Shields 11/46 20.10.78 No. 16 (The Moorings) G.V. II 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 sill engraved A PIONEER FOR TYNE IMPROVEMENTS BY COMMISSIONERS. Architrave of 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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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 14 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00858/33
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