2021

NZ3669 : Knotts Flats, Tynemouth

taken 3 years ago, near to Tynemouth, North Tyneside, England

Knotts Flats, Tynemouth
Knotts Flats, Tynemouth
The flats were opened in 1939, and are an example of the progressive 1930s architecture style that London County Council was using for flats at the time. They were designed by Tasker and Child in collaboration with Charles Holden, best known for designing many London Underground stations during the 1920s and 1930s, and replaced the Duke of Northumberland's 1758-built Percy Square. They were intended to be populated, in the main, by families from the area of North Shields with a seagoing connection. Tyne Boys Club, established in 1949, started as a boxing club in the basement of the flats. Sir James Knott was a shipbuilder and philanthropist, who spent most of his life in the area and the flats were intended as a memorial to him. For a selection of detailed free to download walking routes in the area visit LinkExternal link

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · North Shields [26] · Sir James Knott Flats [8] · Tynemouth Council [4] Other Photos: · The Flats, Fish Quay, North Shields ·
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NZ3669, 351 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Geoff Holland   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 February, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 February, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3664 6903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.8687N 1:25.7136W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3691 6902
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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