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Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180 Metres North of South East Lodge at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Pallion, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9003 / 54°54'1"N

Longitude: -1.4172 / 1°25'1"W

OS Eastings: 437472

OS Northings: 556330

OS Grid: NZ374563

Mapcode National: GBR V6F.BK

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.63D5

Entry Name: Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180 Metres North of South East Lodge at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391411

Location: Sunderland, SR4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Pallion

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


920-1/4/39 (North side (off))
Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180m
N of SE Lodge at Bishopwearmouth


Memorial to 183 children who died in the Victoria Hall, Toward
Road, Sunderland, on 16th June 1883. White marble. Stepped
base to corniced pedestal of life-size figure of grieving
mother holding dead child. Inscription on pedestal records the
disaster. Transferred to this site from Mowbray Park where it
stood under a canopy. After this disaster legislation was
passed making compulsory the provision of adequate and
outward-opening exits at all places of public entertainment.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 130-131).

Listing NGR: NZ3747256330

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