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Gibbon Tomb Circa 2 Metres East of South Transept of Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Hamsterley, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6729 / 54°40'22"N

Longitude: -1.804 / 1°48'14"W

OS Eastings: 412736

OS Northings: 530889

OS Grid: NZ127308

Mapcode National: GBR HGVD.7N

Mapcode Global: WHC50.8T61

Entry Name: Gibbon Tomb Circa 2 Metres East of South Transept of Church of St James

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111881

Location: Hamsterley, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Hamsterley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hamsterley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

11/79 (inset) Gibbon tomb circa
2 metres east of
south transept of
Church of St. James


Headstone. To William Gibbon, died 1792, and his wife Christian died 1819.
Sandstone ashlar slab c. 1.6 metre high, with shaped top, tooled edge and
well-cut inscription to the husband of Christian 'Who in Return of the great
Share/of Happiness/she enjoyed during their Union/hath affectionately erected
this as a Token/of her Gratitude ...' below decoration of 2 cherubs, palm
leaves, and swag with wheatear drops.

Rear verse 'Stop Passenger see here I lie/If thou art Old prepare to die/If
thou art Young prepared be/This Moment Death may seize on thee' over
inscriptions to members of the family to 1847.

Listing NGR: NZ1273630889

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