Tyne and Wear HER(2214): Tynemouth, Pier Road, Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House - Details
Title of image: Old Life Brigade Watch Station, Tynemouth
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Shipping Collection
Accession number: NCL 027517
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Tynemouth, Pier Road, Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House
The Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House, Tynemouth. This Life Brigade was the first in the country to be formed (in 1864). The Watch House was built in 1886 and is still in use for its original purpose and also contains a small museum. LISTED GRADE 2
<< HER 2214 >> I.M. Ayris, & S.M. Linsley, 1994, The Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p.27; Dept. of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 10/109; North Tyneside Council and Nexus, North Shields Heritage Trail, board 11 'Black Middens'