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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
Plus Code: 9C6WWH2M+44
Entry Name: Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180 Metres North of South East Lodge at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery
Listing Date: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207911
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391411
Location: Sunderland, SR4
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
NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD
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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