NZ2564 : Trinity House from Broad Chare

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Trinity House from Broad Chare
Trinity House from Broad Chare
Photograph shows the plain frontage of the building on Broad Chare. A photo from the courtyard is here NZ2563 : Trinity House Courtyard, Newcastle upon Tyne
Trinity House
Trinity House is a charitable maritime organisation housed in a complex of Listed Buildings dating from the C14th.
There is a good description here NZ2563 : Trinity House Courtyard, Newcastle upon Tyne

Trinity House became responsible for lighthouses in 1536 and piloting in a large region along the North Sea coast. In return they were permitted to levy tolls on ships entering the River Tyne.

The eastings grid line passes (unseen) straight through the centre of the Yard.

A full history of the organisation is given on the Trinity House web site LinkExternal link

There is a description and photos of the ornate interior of some of these buildings along with their collection of marine artefacts on the BBC - Tyne web site LinkExternal link LinkExternal link

Tyne and Wear HER(4876; 8728; 8876; 8877; 9013; 9014; 9165) LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 January, 2010
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2537 6401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2042N 1:36.3142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2538 6402
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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