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Description: Beacon House
Trinity Buildings Number 1
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303374
OS Grid Reference: NZ3611668451
OS Grid Coordinates: 436116, 568451
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0093, -1.4368
TYNEMOUTH TYNE STREET (north side)
NZ 3668 SW
15/126 Trinity Buildings No. 1
Lighthouse, later almshouses, now house. 1727 for Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Painted render and brick; Welsh slate roof and lead roof to lead-covered lantern.
4 storeys, one bay square, with later porch; later 2-storey l-bay left extension.
Door in later extension. C20 glazing to windows on each floor and in extension.
Third floor band. Ball finial on ogee-hipped roof of lantern. Eroded plaque
between first and second floors commemorates conversion to almshouses after building
of new high light in 1807. Historical note: in 1536 Henry VIII empowered Trinity
House, Newcastle upon Tyne, to build 2 lighthouses at Shields. By 1807 changes in
the river bed made a new lighthouse necessary to mark the safe approach. Listed
mainly for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ3611668451
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Source: English Heritage
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