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Sir James Knott Memorial Flats


The Sir James Knott Memorial Flats were opened in 1939.

"In January 1935, Tynemouth Council received a letter from the late Sir James Knott's trustees. Sir Knott was a shipbuilder and philanthropist, who spent most of his life in the borough. They proposed building the flats as a memorial to him. They were designed by Tasker and Child in collaboration with Charles Holden and built by contractor Stanley Miller. They replaced the Duke of Northumberland's Percy Square of 1758. The flats opened in 1939 and were a large example of the progressive 1930s architecture style that London County Council used for flats at the time. They were 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 Knott's Flats. These are iconic flats by known architects, with a connection to an important person of the area." (North Tyneside Council, 2018)

North Shields 1939 Local List Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside James Knott (1855 - 1934)
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Knotts Flats, Tynemouth

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Sir James Knott Memorial Flats, Tynemouth (architect Charles Holden) (7 Oct 18)

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Sir James Knott Memorial Flats, Tynemouth (architect Charles Holden) (7 Oct 18)

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Sir James Knott Memorial Flats, Tynemouth

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Tynemouth flats designed to beat Nazi raids
- Chronicle Live 8th September 2010. ".....They were probably the first-ever flats built with special features to help tenants withstand air raids, essential with the gathering clouds of war. Two of ...

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