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Rocket Garage, North Shields

Description: Rocket Garage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303342

OS Grid Reference: NZ3631271288
OS Grid Coordinates: 436312, 571288
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0348, -1.4334

Location: 22 John Street, North Tyneside NE30 4PL

Locality: North Shields
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE30 4PL

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Listing Text

NZ 37 SE
Rocket garage
Life brigade apparatus house, now garage. Dated 1867 above door. For Cullercoats
Life Brigade. Painted snecked stone with ashlar dressings and quoins; graduated
slate roof with one tall end brick chimney. One storey, one x 3 bays. Gable end
to street. Double boarded door in elliptical-headed keyed arch and alternate-block
jambs. Inscribed stone scroll above: LIFE BRIGADE HOUSE/1867. Small chamfered
pointed-arched niche above. Right return has 2 windows and one blind bay.
Bargeboards with finials. Historical note: this was the second Life Brigade in the
country, formed immediately after that at Tynemouth of 1864. These brigades
pioneered the technique of saving shipwreck victims by rocket-firing lifelines
to wrecked vessels.

Listing NGR: NZ3631271288

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Source: English Heritage

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