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

North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 37252 69053


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NZ 3769 SW 10/109

TYNEMOUTH PIER ROAD (south end, off) Tynemouth 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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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: 23 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00188/29
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