NZ2564 : Trinity House Yard, east side, off Broad Chare

taken 9 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Trinity House Yard, east side, off Broad Chare
Trinity House Yard, east side, off Broad Chare
Trinity Yard is reached through the gateway on Broad Chare NZ2564 : Trinity House from Broad Chare. The photo shows the east side of the yard with the steps and doorway of the Entrance Hall (1800) on the right, and the later Secretary's Office to its left (1849-50). There is another photo and good description here NZ2563 : Trinity House Courtyard, Newcastle upon Tyne
To the left of the steps is a model of a sculpture (the Collingwood Wave) which is currently seeking public subscription.
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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Wednesday, 18 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 19 August, 2010
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2536 6401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2042N 1:36.3235W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2535 6400
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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