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