Description: Rocket Garage
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
TYNEMOUTH JOHN STREET (west side)
NZ 37 SE
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
Source: English Heritage
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