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Latitude: 55.6079 / 55°36'28"N
Longitude: -1.7192 / 1°43'9"W
OS Eastings: 417789
OS Northings: 634961
OS Grid: NU177349
Mapcode National: GBR J3FL.LJ
Mapcode Global: WHC0L.K9KQ
Entry Name: Monument to Grace Darling Circa 30 Yards West of Church of St Aidan
Listing Date: 22 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206625
English Heritage Legacy ID: 237853
Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69
Civil Parish: Bamburgh
Built-Up Area: Bamburgh
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Bamburgh St Aidan
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
MONUMENT TO GRACE DARLING CIRCA 30 YAR
DS WEST OF CHURCH OF ST AIDAN
Churchyard memorial. 1842. Designed by Anthony Salvin. The tomb was repaired in 1885 by Frederick Wilson, when a new effigy was carved by C R Smith in Portland stone. (The original which is now in the church). 1894 the canopy rebuilt to the designs of W S Hicks 1894 after the original was damaged in a gale.
Ashlar and bronze, iron railings. Gothic Revival style.
Rectangular base bearing life-size effigy. Canopy on 8 bronze spiral colonettes
with open leafy capitals. Stone trefoiled arches with leafy spandrels; bronze
cresting with quatrefoils.
Surrounded by railings with spear-head finials.
Grace Darling became a national heroine following the wreck of the steamship
Forfarshire on the Farne Islands in September 1838 when she and her father,
the keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse (q.v.) rowed out and rescued 9 survivors.
Listing NGR: NU17789534961
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