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Hedley Tombs About One Metre South of Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II Listed Building in Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WX7M5+2M

Entry Name: Hedley Tombs About One Metre South of Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304347

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Newburn

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newburn

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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,
Newcastle 1969.

Listing NGR: NZ1668565357

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