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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025363



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: North Tyneside

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1978

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303292

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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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National Grid Reference: NZ 35076 68576


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