DescriptionThe approach gates to this impressive building in South Shields were locked so I'm not sure whethre the premises are occupied, everything seemed very quiet. I stopped to read the plaque on the gate which explains that the good Duke donated the land for the home to be built on for aged mariners. Offering silent thanks to the landed grandee I continued on my walk toward his eponymous coastline. The plaque is inscribed: - "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".
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Added by: Pat Thomson
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