NZ2563 : Trinity House Yard, south side, off Broad Chare

taken 9 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Trinity House Yard, south side, off Broad Chare
Trinity House Yard, south side, off Broad Chare
Trinity House Banqueting Hall dates from 1721 and has a plaque on the wall with this date and the officers responsible at that time NZ2563 : Trinity House Yard, plaque on south wall
The entrance below the windows forms a passageway leading to the Low Yard, another part of the Trinity House complex.
Trinity House :: NZ2564
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
Wednesday, 18 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 August, 2010
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2537 6399 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1934N 1:36.3143W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2535 6400
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