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Watts and English Headstone 8 Metres South of St Cuthbert's Church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1268 / 55°7'36"N

Longitude: -1.5024 / 1°30'8"W

OS Eastings: 431828

OS Northings: 581495

OS Grid: NZ318814

Mapcode National: GBR K9Y4.JZ

Mapcode Global: WHC30.WDRK

Entry Name: Watts and English Headstone 8 Metres South of St Cuthbert's Church Hall

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Parish: Blyth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236008

Source ID: 1041346

Listing Text

BLYTH PLESSEY ROAD
NZ 3181 SE
(South side)
12/43 Watts and English
headstones, 8
metres south of
St. Cuthbert's
Church Hall
GV II
Headstones, early C19 and C18. Sandstone. Southern stone has relief-carved
panel; in centre anchor with arrow and scythe, in cable-moulded border, flanked
by sailing ships on billows with heads of drowning persons. Inscription:
William Watts of South Blyth
Pilot
taken to the Mercy of God
being drowned (with three other Pilots)
while employed in the duty of his Calling
on the 14th day of January 1805
he left a widow & five children to bewail his loss
Weep for yourselves, for me lament no more
I'm safely landed on a peaceful shore
My Home's in Him whose word proclaimeth this
- I am the Way to everlasting Bliss
For two of the 'three other pilots', see Hedley headstone at Bedlington and
Redford headstone at Newbiggin.

Northern stone has shaped top with carvings of rustic cherub above book and
hourglass; inscription to Jane, daughter of Thos. English, surgeon, c.1764.
Right edge damaged; included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ3182881495

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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