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Description: Master Mariners' Homes
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303377
OS Grid Reference: NZ3645969076
OS Grid Coordinates: 436459, 569076
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0149, -1.4314
TYNEMOUTH TYNEMOUTH ROAD (north side)
NZ 36 NE
Master Mariners' Homes
Almshouses, now 18 old people's homes. 1837, by J.and B. Green for Tyne Mariners'
Benevolent Institution; land given by Duke of Northumberland; restored 1973.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and plinth; Welsh slate roof;
lead tower roof. Jacobean style, E-plan with central tower, symmetrical.
2 storeys, 2 groups of 3 bays each, the other groups breaking forward under
paired gables. Open-arched ground floor in central projecting bay with 3-storey
tower; first floor niche containing commemorative inscription and arms of
Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne, under elaborate dripmould; clock stage
above has corbel table and cornice; ogee-hipped roof with square bellcote and
vane. Inserted C.20 doors in central bays of wings; centres of groups flanking
tower have inserted casements in blocked doorways. Each central bay projects
slightly under shaped gable and is flanked by first-floor corbelled oriels
under smaller shaped gables. Casement windows, 3-light on ground floor and 2-
light above. High-sloped gable copings, with spear finials and moulded kneelers
to principal gables. Conjoined octagonal chimneys at apex of gables to street,
ridge chimneys on double span roof.
Listing NGR: NZ3645969076
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Source: English Heritage
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