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2430


S Tyneside


South Shields, South Pier, Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House


South Shields


NZ36NE


Civil



Watch House


Early Modern


C19


Extant Building


Built in 1867, a two storey octagonal watchtower tower and an 'infirmary' were added in 1875. South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade is one of the last of the many voluntary life brigades formed in the nineteenth century. The buildings are of timber cladding over a wooden frame in the most part. A further brick building is present. Some of the yellow wooden buildings are of the original build of 1867 following the formation of the brigade in 1866. The population of South Shields raised £800 for its construction. A crest of arms is above the main door proclaiming the brigade motto "Always Ready". LISTED GRADE 2


3738


6785


NZ37386785



<< HER 2430 >> 2nd edition, Ordnance Survey map, 1898, 6 inch scale, Durham, 4, NW I. Ayris & S.M Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the industrial archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 28 Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2002, minutes of Council meeting, 06-Jan-02

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