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Clifford's Fort trinity House Almshouses and Boundary Stone Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Tynemouth, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0096 / 55°0'34"N

Longitude: -1.4338 / 1°26'1"W

OS Eastings: 436309

OS Northings: 568482

OS Grid: NZ363684

Mapcode National: GBR LBFJ.D0

Mapcode Global: WHD4R.YBDX

Entry Name: Clifford's Fort trinity House Almshouses and Boundary Stone Attached

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355016

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303382

Location: North Tyneside, NE30

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Tynemouth

Built-Up Area: Tynemouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Tynemouth Priory Holy Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

TYNEMOUTH UNION ROAD (east side, off)
NZ 3668 SW
15/134 Clifford's Fort (No. 54)
Trinity House Almshouses
and boundary stone attached.
G.V. II
Lighthouse, later almshouse. 1727 lighthouse; raised 1775; converted to almshouses
1830; for Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne. Brick of varying bonds with quoins
at right; ground floor rendered; painted sandstone ashlar right return; sandstone
rubble lower courses on left return. Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys, 8 irregular bays.
Ground floor: rendered lintel to door in fifth bay, flat arches to windows.
Elliptical brick arches to windows on upper floors. Some windows bricked up, some
with sashes burnt or removed. Inserted double loading doors in first floor. Deep
moulded brick first floor string; moulded brick brackets to second floor band.
3 commemorative panels, eroded, on first and second floors, one latter dated
1775. Sundial on second floor, right of centre. Hipped roof without chimneys.
Historical note: Trinity House, Newcastle, was granted permission to build
leading lights at Shields by Henry VIII. This is the earliest survivor of
buildings begun in 1539; it became redundant on completion of the new low light
(q.v.) in 1808. Sources: Trinity House MSS. Boundary stone attached to left
return: sandstone block inscribed WD/BS/No7 about 12 cm. above ground. Almshouse
empty and derelict at time of survey.


Listing NGR: NZ3630968482

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