NT9464 : The Coble House, Marine Parade, Eyemouth

taken 1 month ago, near to Eyemouth, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Coble House, Marine Parade, Eyemouth
The Coble House, Marine Parade, Eyemouth
The building is so called as its original roof was an upturned coble, the traditional fishing boat of north-east England. The house has stood here for over 150 years. At the front, to the left of the main door, you can see where the barometer used to be mounted above the concrete step. This was the famous instrument consulted by local fishermen on the fateful Friday morning, 14th October 1881. A total of 189 fishermen were lost at sea in the subsequent storm of Black Friday, including 129 from Eyemouth.

The Coble House was associated with activities relating to commercial fishing until the middle of the last century. The building was subsequently used by Eyemouth Sailing Club and then the Sub Aqua Club. The building was refurbished in 2009 and is currently used by Eyemouth Community Rowing.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hut 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9462 6444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.3857N 2:5.2531W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 94629 64435
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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