Tynemouth lifeboat station slipway

Tynemouth lifeboat station slipway (82001)



Slipway of Tynemouth Station No.1, built 1862 and sold to the Tynemouth Sailing Club in 1919 for £130. Its comprised of three parts; wooden stakes, metal poles (probably the remains of railways) and a rock cut slipway.

Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901)
Period comments

Built in 1862 and sold to the Tynemouth Sailing Club in 1919

Specific Date Range
The earliest date of the feature, as a year, if known
The latest date of the feature, as a year, if known
Feature Types
Monument Type - Broad
Water transport site
Monument Type - Narrow
Monument Description
A structure inclined towards the water on which a ship may be built or lowered into the water.
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Evidence Description
Man-made, roofless edifice or construction visible as substantial aboveground remains retaining evidence of architecture and materials, but which has been substantially destroyed.
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Object Description
Height OD (m)
How accessible is the feature?
Accessible - difficult terrain
Accessibility comments

On sandy foreshore, used frequently by a sailing and rowing club for launching.

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Survey Information
Date of survey
7th August, 2016
Feature located?
State of the tide
Proximity to coast edge
Intertidal zone
Coastal processes
Active sea erosion, Accreting
Is there a coastal defence?
Other threats?
Vehicle damage, Structural damage/decay
If other, please specify
Possible damaged from launching vessels
How visible are the remains? ABOVE GROUND
Limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains in the face of the cliff, ridge or dune? IN SECTION
Not applicable
Do you know if the feature is?
Has local associations/history, Is not locally known
Recommendations and Comments
What actions (if any) would you recommend for this feature?

Photograph of the lifeboat boat house should be taken

Do you have any other comments?

We informed by a member of Tynemouth Sailing Club that it was an old slipway for the lifeboat station. Old photographs of the lifeboat slipway when it was in use do exist.