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Mayer Tomb Circa 22 Metres South West of Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Muggleswick, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.844 / 54°50'38"N

Longitude: -1.9327 / 1°55'57"W

OS Eastings: 404418

OS Northings: 549915

OS Grid: NZ044499

Mapcode National: GBR GDYF.CB

Mapcode Global: WHB31.8HXV

Entry Name: Mayer Tomb Circa 22 Metres South West of Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 21 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439106

Location: Muggleswick, County Durham, DH8

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Muggleswick

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Edmundbyers and Muggleswick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

10/99 Mayer tomb c.22
metres south-west
of Church of All Saints
Headstone and railings. Stone, signed I. Lough. To children of the Mayer
family who died between 1803 and 1829, John Mayer died 1819; on the reverse,
inscriptions to Thomas and Ann Mayer, died 1852 and 1860. Railings 1919 by
Wm. Mayer,Evenbank Foundry, Dumbarton. Sandstone slab; cast iron railings.
Tall slab with shaped moulded top; top panel filled with low relief cherub's
head and swags. Signed on north edge, near top.
Historical note: this is said to be the first sculpture made by John Lough,
completely independently. From 1812 to 1819 he was apprenticed to Jonathan
Marshall of Shotley Bridge. Ann Mayer is the Nanny Mayer from whom the Stanhope
and Tyne railway incline gets it name.
Low railings of linked squares have wide top rail with relief inscription 'In
the unerring course of time this is to trace a grave and protect the honoured
tomb of Ann Mayer by Wm. Mayer Evenbank Foundry Dumbarton NB' and at the
foot of grave: 'Time 1919 flies' and an hour-glass finial.
Sources: J.W. Fawcett, The Parish Registers of Muggleswick, Durham 1906,
p.55; Tomlinson North Eastern Railway, 1914, 2nd ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbott 1967;
p.243; R Welford, Men of Mark Twixt Tyne and Tweed, Newcastle 1895 III p.100.

Listing NGR: NZ0441849915

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