Tyne and Wear HER(1971): North Shields, Barracks

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    "Barracks dating to before 1792. The barracks were made up of a square of cottages (Percy Square) built during the French Wars, when invasion was a daily expectation. Many of the cottages collapsed onto the shore - over a quarter of a million tons of earth used to subside annually onto the beach [1929]. The rest were demolished and replaced by new houses around 1929 which accomodated residents from condemned properties in the borough...."
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/1971
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 4 months ago
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