Low Light, North Shields


The "New" Low Light on North Shields Fish Quay was built 1805-1808 by Trinity House and first lit in 1810.[1]. In conjunction with the High Light in North Shields, 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 High Light of 1727, which in turn replaced earlier lights dating back to 1536. The New Low Light and attached building (of 1816) are Grade II listed. The High and Low Lights were decommissioned in the 1990s and are now used for housing.

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001835:Fish Quay North Shields unknown c.1890

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011437:Fish Quay North Shields C. 1940

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Tor044, North Shields fish quay

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Fish Quay

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North Shields Fish Quay & mouth of the Tyne, from Tyne Street

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Low Light, North Shields Fish Quay

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LOW LIGHTHOUSE AND BUILDING ATTACHED TO NORTH - North Shields - List Entry
- "Lighthouse and house attached. Now fish processing unit. 1807 for Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne; house dated 1816 on door lintel. Lighthouse painted ashlar; lead roof. House: English garden wall ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(2057): North Shields, New Low Light
- "The Low Light, along with the High Light (HER ref. 2129), provided guidance for ships entering the mouth of the Tyne. It was built between 1805 and 1808 to replace ...

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Trinity House, Newcastle
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Trinity House, Newcastle
- Overview About Trinity House Map Newcastle-upon-Tyne Trinity House is a charity with a history dating back to the 16th century, when it emerged as a guild formed by the City's ...
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Fish Quay from Harbour View, North Shields

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The Gut

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High Light, North Shields
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High Light, North Shields
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
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The New Low Light at North Shields

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High Lights,Low Lights

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North Shields Fish Quay

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The Low Lights

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024314:Quayside North Shields North Tyneside c. 1900

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054211:River Tyne

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North Shields Fish Quay (10)

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View of North Shields Fish Quay from South Shields

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