Station Information

Station ID: 95
Latitude: 55.007444
Longitude: -1.439778
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 53
Time span of data: 1895 – 2023
Completeness (%): 91
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 02 Feb 2024

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: NSLG, NSTG
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: nshi

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

North Shields 170/053 RLR(1971) is 11.0m below BM FB10888 NZ3560 6781

Documentation added 1992-09-10

1965-67 Permanent tide staff disturbed reported by Ordance Survey.

Documentation added 1994-07-21

A T.B.Winter stilling well gauge was installed in 1894 which ran until October 1958 when a Lea gauge was installed in the same well. An Ott gauge was installed on a new site in February 1974 and a Munro a month later. The Ott was replaced in June 1978. Since June 1984 data have been taken from a POL-designed potentiometer system attached to the stilling well.

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site: Gauge resited in 1974. Data April 1974 onwards is from the new gauge.

Documentation added 2012-05-24

Previous Primary benchmark NZ 3560 6781 6.946m above TGZ no longer appears in the NTSLF report. Primary benchmark is now NZ 3592 6823 6.754m above TGZ.

Documentation added 2014-07-04

TGI visited the site twice during 2013. 28.02.2013 to investigate a phone line fault and again on 16.05.2013 when the site was levelled and general maintenance carried out and the compressor changed.

Documentation added 2015-05-18

there was a problem with channels blocking during April and May 2014. TGI were at site 15.05.14 for maintenance.

Data Authority

Horizon House
Deanery Road