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High Light


The "New" High Light, on Tyne Street, North Shields was built in 1807, designed by John Stokoe for Trinity House, and first lit in 1810.[1]. In conjunction with the Low Light on the North Shields Fish Quay, the lighthouses were built to improve navigation for ships entering the mouth of the River Tyne. Ships lined up the High Light and the Low Light to identify a safe channel to enter the Tyne. The "New" lighthouses replaced the "Old" Low Light and Old High Light of 1727, which in turn replaced earlier lights dating back to 1536. The New High Light and attached building (of 1860) are Grade II listed. The High and Low Lights were decommissioned in the 1990s and are now used for housing.

North Shields Lighthouses Grade II Listed Low Light John Stokoe (1756-1836) Old High Light Trinity House
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Fish Quay from Harbour View, North Shields

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High Light, North Shields

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High Light

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The High Light

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NEW HIGH LIGHT AND HOUSE ATTACHED - North Shields - List Entry
- "Lighthouse and house. Lighthouse dated 1808 on north elevation and on rainwater head; house 1860. Lighthouse by John Stokoe, for Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne. Painted ashlar and brick; iron ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(2129): North Shields, New High Light
- "The High Lighthouse, with the Low Light (HER ref. 2057) was a guide light for vessels entering the mouth of the Tyne. It was built to replace the earlier High ...

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Old High Light
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Old High Light
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054211:River Tyne

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The Highlights

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View of North Shields Fish Quay from South Shields

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HLIGHTS

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North Shields high light

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Leaving the Tyne-11

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List number: 1185198
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 2129
Post code: NE30 1NA
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3605568382

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