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Monument 15 Metres West of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Gateshead, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9511 / 54°57'3"N

Longitude: -1.5544 / 1°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 428634

OS Northings: 561913

OS Grid: NZ286619

Mapcode National: GBR SYT.T1

Mapcode Global: WHC3S.3T1B

Plus Code: 9C6WXC2W+C6

Entry Name: Monument 15 Metres West of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303814

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Pelaw and Heworth

Built-Up Area: Gateshead

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Heworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/48 (inset) Monument 15 metres
west of Church of
St. Mary.


Memorial to 91 persons killed in Felling Colliery, May 1812. Sandstone
and bronze. Obelisk on squareplinth and base, all chamfered; 4 bronze
plaques on plinth record the names and ages of the dead, of whom the
youngest was aged 8. Historical note: after this accident the rector of
Heworth, John Hodgson, set about forming the Society for the Prevention of
Accidents in Coal Mines and encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development
of his safety lamp. Source: James Raine A Memoir of the Rev. John Hodgson
2 vols. 1857 Vol. I pp 90-119, 170-186.

Listing NGR: NZ2863461913

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