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© Mr A Hubbard

IoE Number: 407674
Location: JUBILEE MEMORIAL, OCEAN ROAD (east side)
  SOUTH SHIELDS, SOUTH TYNESIDE, TYNE AND WEAR
Photographer: Mr A Hubbard
Date Photographed: 23 August 1999
Date listed: 01 February 1983
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1983
Grade II

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5102OCEAN ROAD(east end)Jubilee MemorialNZ 36 NE 12/60

1. 5102 OCEAN ROAD (east end) Jubilee Memorial NZ 36 NE 12/60 II GV 2. 1890. J H Morton, Architect. John F Scott, Sculptor. R B Farbridge, Monumental Mason. 45 ft high square ashlar tower, rising in 4 stages, designed in the "classical" style. First stage plain with a large semi-circular headed recess on each face. The west one contains a tablet with the inscription "Erected in commemoration of Jubilee of H M Queen Victoria June 20th 1887, as a memorial of the beneficent work of the lifeboat as designed and built in South Shields in year 1790." The north and south each contain a fountain whose waters originally fail into basins at the base of the tower. These basins now removed. The east recess contains a door giving access to the interior of the tower. The second stage has pilasters set at right angles to the corners with entablature breaking forward over them. West face carries a medallion portrait of Wouldhare, the east face one of Greathead. Wouldhare and Greathead are the disputed inventors of the modern lifeboat. The north and south faces have reliefs of a shipwreck and the return of the lifeboat. The third stage, set back behind a balustraded parapet, contains a clock and the crowning fourth stage is an open cupola.

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