Local The Old High Light and "The Obelisk"
North Shields

Old high light plaque

High Light with Obelisk                   Old high light

Until quite recently the Old High Light or Beacon had a large obelisk on its South side. It seems that this may have been the site of a real beacon which was lit there to guide ships before the High and Low Lights were built.

(There are similar stone beacons on the Lawe Top at South Shields - see South of the Tyne pictures)

Obelisk fron the West               Obelisk fron the East

The Rising Sun pub (corner of Tyne St. and Beacon St.) and the obelisk were demolished during an earlier regeneration programme.
(The later High Light may be seen in the distance on the left of the pub in the right hand picture)