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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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Coordinates

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

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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Description


SUNDERLAND

NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD
920-1/4/39 (North side (off))
Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180m
N of SE Lodge at Bishopwearmouth
Cemetery

GV II

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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