Tyne and Wear County Council

Tyne and Wear County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities.
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George Stephenson 1781-1848 Water Row, Newburn. From 1798 to 1801 George Stephenson was in charge of Robert Hawthorn's new pumping engine at Water Row Pit, where George's father, Robert was a fireman.

Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The marine school of south tyneside
The Marine School of South Shields was founded here in 1861 by the Benefactor Dr Thomas Winterbottom.

Ocean Road, South Shields, United Kingdom

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John Simpson Kirkpatrick - There is some corner of a foreign field that is forever England. In proud memory of the men from Tyneside who fought and died in the Gallipoli campaign. Royal Navy. Royal Naval Division. 10th, 11th, and 29th Infantry Divisions. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Unveiled by HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom, 19 May 2015.

Little Haven Promenade, South Shields, United Kingdom

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Thomas Elliot Harrison- In this house and its neighbours, then a single dwelling, lived Thomas Elliot Harrison. Engineer-in- Chief to the North Eastern Railway 1854-1888, and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1873-1874.

55 Front Street, Whitburn, United Kingdom

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House of Adam of Jesmond. Built before 1267; probably abandoned by 17th Century. Little known of its history. Given to Newcastle in 1879 as part of the Armstrong's Park. Repairs in 1897 directed by W.H. Knowles, Architect.

, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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St. Thomas Chapel. Chapel of St Thomas the Martyr (Archibishop Thomas Becket, died 1170) stood on Old Tyne Bridge near this spot, until 1830, when it was demolished for road widening and replaced by St. Thomas' Church in Barras Bridge.

, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Custom House Built in 1766 to replace Custom House as west end of Quayside. Altered and refronted in 1833; Sydney Smirke, Architect.

, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Maritime Chambers Built in 1806-7 as a subscription library for Tynemouth Literary and Philosophical Society. Occupied 1895-1980 by Stag Line Ltd., one of Tyneside's oldest family-owned shipping companies. The building still bears the Stag emblem.

Howard Street, North Shields, United Kingdom

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Old Hollinside 13th Century medieval manor built in local sandstone. The house belonged to the Harding family for 200 years before becoming part of the Gibside Estate in 1732.

Old Hollinside, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Master Mariners Homes. Built 1837-40 by North Shields Master Mariners Asylum for 32 aged mariners and their dependents; John and Benjamin Green, architects. Land donated by 3rd Duke of Northumberland; his statue stands in the gardens

The Mariners House, Tynemouth Road, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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River Police Station Encouraged by local ship owners, the Admiralty formed the first River Police on 4th August, 1845 with 21 men and 6 rowing boats. This station was built in 1910, Fenwicke and Watson, architects.

Swing Bridge approach road on the side of the former Police Station. (La Riviera Restaurant), Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Lilley Brickworks Coke ovens built by the Priestman Colliery Company were converted in 1890 to produce common bricks for use in their collieries. The works closed in 1976.

wall of former colliery/brickworks offices (now a private residence) situated beside the A694 road oposite the junction with Sherburn Park Drive, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Brandling Station The original Felling Station built in 1842 for the Brandling Junction Railway. One of the oldest passenger stations in England. Restored 1978.

east of Felling Metro Station, on the north wall of the old station building facing Mulberry Street, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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The 1854 Fire The site of Wilson's spinning mill which caught fire and exploded late on the 5th October 1854 causing the great fire at Newcastle Quayside from Sandhill to Fenwick's Entry. [N.B. plaque replaced by no. 7848]

Off Hillgate on the east face of the south tower of the Tyne Bridge, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Ryton Pinfold An enclosure in which stray animals were impounded until claimed on payment of a fine, has existed on this site since the 12th century. Restored and repaired by the Ryton Heritage Group in 1974

stone encloure at the junction of Barmoor Lane and River Lane, Ryton Village, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Blaydon Races Official racing started in 1861 on Blaydon Island which lay North of here. The song was written in 1862. From 1887 to 1914 the race course was on Stella Haugh, the site of the former power station.

NE side of Stella Road (B6317) opposite and a little NW of Caroline Terrace, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Wallsend Shipyards Wallsend riverfront has been the home of world-famous yards including: Schlesinger's (1863-93); C. S. Swan's (1874-80) and G. B. Hunter's (1880-1903); together with major marine engine-works. Turbinia (1894) and Mauretania (1906) were launched here.

?, Wallsend, United Kingdom

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Site of Tynemouth Lighthouse A lighthouse was built here in 1664 using stone from the Priory. It is likely that this tower replaced a medieval light in the Priory buildings. Demolished in 1898 and replaced by St. Mary's Lighthouse.

Tynemouth Coastguard Station, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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George Stephenson 1781-1848. Black Callerton. Stephenson worked at the nearby Dolly Pit from 1801-1802 when he married Frances Henderson (1769-1806), mother of Robert. In 1820 he married Elizabeth Hindmarsh a Black Callerton farmer's daughter.

West Farm, Black Callerton, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Old High Light. Since 1536 Trinity House, Newcastle has built several leading lights in North Shields. This one was constructed in 1727. Following changes in the river channel it was replaced in 1807 by the New High Light.

Tyne Street, North Shields, United Kingdom

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The Black Middens. These exposed rock formations, once a notorious shipping hazard, claimed 5 ships in 3 days of blizzards in November; 34 passengers and crew perished within sight of the shore.

Promenade, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Volunteer Life Brigade House. The Tynemouth Brigade, the first in the country, was formed in 1864 following several tragic ship wrecks. This Watch House, built in 1887, was restored by the Brigade and Tyne and Wear County Council in 1977.

Spanish Battery, Tynemouth, United Kingdom