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Latitude: 55.0348 / 55°2'5"N
Longitude: -1.4334 / 1°26'0"W
OS Eastings: 436312
OS Northings: 571288
OS Grid: NZ363712
Mapcode National: GBR LBF6.GZ
Mapcode Global: WHD4K.YQL3
Entry Name: Rocket Garage
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025344
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303342
Location: North Tyneside, NE30
County: North Tyneside
Electoral Ward/Division: Cullercoats
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Tynemouth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Cullercoats St George
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
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
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