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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
Listing Date: 15 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041346
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236008
Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24
Civil Parish: Blyth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Blyth St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
BLYTH PLESSEY ROAD
NZ 3181 SE
12/43 Watts and English
metres south of
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
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
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