NZ2563 : Trinity House Yard, plaque on south wall

taken 9 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Trinity House Yard, plaque on south wall
Trinity House Yard, plaque on south wall
The coat of arms of the Masters and Mariners organisation features two south-seas mermaids. The Latin motto 'Deus dabit vela' means 'God will give sail' or 'God will give wind' and refers to the ship without a sail that is in the top of the coat of arms LinkExternal link
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)
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Thursday, 19 August, 2010
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Plaque   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2536 6399 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1934N 1:36.3236W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2536 6400
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