Cullercoats, a township in the ecclesiastical district of St George and the ancient parish of Tynemouth, 1½ mile NNW of Tynemouth, Northumberland. Until recent years Cullercoats was simply a fishing village, and was included in the older parish of St Paul's, Whitley. By an order in Council (1880) it was formed into a new parish, which comprises also part of Tynemouth. It has a station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office. Area of the township, 15 acres; population, 1620. Cullercoats has become a favourite seaside resort; the sands are very extensive. From the bay to Tynemouth there is a splendid promenade, constructed at the cost of the Duke of Northumberland. A lifeboat is stationed here, and also a Board of Trade rocket life-saving apparatus. The magnificent church of St George was erected by the Duke of Northumberland, in memory of his father, at a cost of between £20,000 and £30,000, and is a beautiful specimen of Early English architecture. It was designed by Mr Pearson, and consists of aisles, with lofty nave, transepts, choir, and apsidal sanctuary. The stone-groined roof is most striking, and the baptistery forms an exquisite feature. A very fine organ has been placed in the church at a cost of £1140 and the sanctuary is adorned by various handsome gifts. The tower and spire is about 180 feet high. There are four bells. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. There is a church hall erected in 1886, and a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cullercoats from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cullercoats)
Land and Property
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