List number: 1371406
List grade: 2
Grid ref: NZ3383776863

Watch House Museum, Seaton Sluice


The Watch House on Rocky Island in Seaton Sluice was opened on 14th January 1880, built for the Seaton Sluice Volunteer Life-Saving Company which was founded earlier in 1876. The building served as an auxiliary coast guard station until 1990. The building is now a museum owned by Northumberland County Council and run in collaboration with Seaton Sluice & Old Hartley Local History Society. The museum is open some Sundays, Harbour Day and Open Heritage Days. "Find out about 'The Hartley Hero' and his fellow 'rocket men' of the volunteer life saving company. Or the amazing story of the clipper 'California' and her figurehead wrecked at St Mary's Island in January 1913. Plus a permanent collection of historic photographs on the history of Seaton Sluice." It is a Grade II listed building.

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The Watch House
- "...in 1876, a small group of volunteers was enrolled to assist the local Coastguard, thus creating the Seaton Sluice Volunteer Life-Saving Company. Soon afterwards, a Cart House, in which to ...

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The Watch House Museum, Seaton Sluice

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WATCH HOUSE ON ROCKY ISLAND - Seaton Sluice - List Entry
- "Watch-house c.1876 for the Seaton Sluice Voluntary Life Saving Company. Brick, rendered and whitewashed; C20 synthetic roof covering. Rectangle with small projecting tower at south end. East elevation 1 ...

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The Cut and Rocky Island, Seaton Sluice
- Until the "The Cut" was dug and built in 1764, Rocky Island was an integral part of the mainland of Seaton Sluice. Today, there is one house on Rocky Island ...
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