North Shields Lighthouses

North Shields
Fish Quay High Lighthouse (far left), North Shields Old High Lighthouse (centre) and Fish Quay Low Lighthouse to the right.

There have been several lighthouses in North Shields over the years, guiding vessels into the River Tyne.

North Shields Old High Lighthouse

Established in 1727, North Shields Old High Lighthouse was discontinued when the Fish Quay High Lighthouse came into operation.

North Shields Old High Lighthouse
North Shields Old High Lighthouse

Fish Quay High Lighthouse

Fish Quay High Lighthouse is located opposite Dockwray Square, near the Stan Laurel statue, a short walk away from North Shields Old High Lighthouse.

Fish Quay High Lighthouse
Fish Quay High Lighthouse

Fish Quay Low Lighthouse

Fish Quay Low Lighthouse lined up with Fish Quay High Lighthouse to form leading lights, guiding vessels into the River Tyne.

They replaced the earlier Old High Lighthouse and Old Low Light.

Fish Quay Low Lighthouse
Fish Quay Low Lighthouse with Fish Quay High Lighthouse to the rear

North Shields Old Low Lighthouse

The location of the former Low Lighthouse, close to Fish Quay Low Lighthouse, this is now a Heritage Centre

North Shields Old Low Lighthouse
North Shields Old Low Lighthouse
Photo © Geoff Holland (cc-by-sa/2.0)

This archive photo below shows the Fish Quay Low Lighthouse, and Old Low Light to the far left

North Shields Lighthouses

North Shields Old High Lighthouse

  • Established: 1727
  • Discontinued: 1807

North Shields Old Low Lighthouse

  • Established: 1727
  • Discontinued: 1807
North Shields Lighthouses
Fish Quay High Lighthouse (far left), North Shields Old High Lighthouse behind Fish Quay Low Lighthouse

Fish Quay High Lighthouse

  • Established: 1808
  • Discontinued: 1882
  • Engineer: John Stockoe

Fish Quay Low Lighthouse

  • Established: 1807
  • Discontinued: 1882
  • Engineer: John Stockoe
North Shields Old High LighthouseEstablished: 1727 Discontinued: 1807 Engineer: Tower Height: Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated:
North Shields Old Low LighthouseEstablished: 1727 Discontinued: 1807 Engineer: Tower Height: Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated:
Fish Quay High LighthouseEstablished: 1808 Discontinued: 1882 Engineer: John Stockoe Tower Height: Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated:
Fish Quay Low LighthouseEstablished: 1807 Discontinued: 1882 Engineer: John Stockoe Tower Height: Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated: