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Latitude: 54.9825 / 54°58'57"N
Longitude: -1.7408 / 1°44'26"W
OS Eastings: 416685
OS Northings: 565357
OS Grid: NZ166653
Mapcode National: GBR JB8T.XP
Mapcode Global: WHC3P.7194
Entry Name: Hedley Tombs About One Metre South of Church of St Michael and All Angels
Listing Date: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1024974
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304347
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: Newburn
Built-Up Area: Newburn
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Newburn
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 16 ME NEWBURN CHURCH BANK (north side)
7/27 (inset) Hedley tombs about one
metre south of Church of
St. Michael and All Angels.
3 headstones in walled enclosure. Members of the Hedley family died 1813-1888.
Pink granite headstone on sandstone base flanked by sandstone headstones and enclosed
by dwarf sandstone wall. Shaped tops to sandstone headstones on chamfered bases, that
at left inscribed to commemorate Thomas of Newburn died 1813 and his wife Mary died
1820, that at right William died 1843 and Frances his wife died 1836 and their family;
central pedimented slab commemorate Thomas, barrister, of Newcastle, second son of
William and Frances died 1877 and his brothers, George and William of Burnhopeside Hall,
Durham. Historical note: William Hedley died 1843 was a pioneer in the development
of railway locomotive engines; he demonstrated that smooth wheels could adhere to iron
rails and built "Puffing Billy" in 1813 for use on the Wylam waggonway. Source: Gard
and Hartley Railways in the Making University of Newcastle Archive Teaching Unit No. 3,
Listing NGR: NZ1668565357
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