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The Moorings, North Shields

Description: The Moorings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 303292

OS Grid Reference: NZ3507668576
OS Grid Coordinates: 435076, 568576
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0105, -1.4531

Location: Brightman Road, North Tyneside NE30 1NA

Locality: North Shields
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE30 1NA

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Listing Text

NZ 3568 NW
North Shields
20.10.78 No. 16 (The Moorings)
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
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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Source: English Heritage

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