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Latitude: 54.9593 / 54°57'33"N
Longitude: -1.6099 / 1°36'35"W
OS Eastings: 425079
OS Northings: 562804
OS Grid: NZ250628
Mapcode National: GBR SPS.VS
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7MN0
Entry Name: Monument to George Hawks
Listing Date: 13 January 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1277866
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430182
Location: Gateshead, NE8
Electoral Ward/Division: Bridges
Built-Up Area: Gateshead
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry
Church of England Diocese: Durham
1. BENSHAM ROAD
5099 (north side)
NZ 2562 7/57 Monument to George Hawks
Dated 1865. Stone. Standing figure in mayoral robes and chain, holding a scroll
and standing on stepped base upon an inscribed shaft with deep cornice resting on
square plinth with chamfered corners. Inscriptions:
FIRST MAYOR 1801-1863. ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS AND BY THE WORKMEN OF
GATESHEAD IRON WORKS, OF WHICH HE WAS THE SENIOR PARTNER.
Historical note. Hawks's Iron Works cast the iron, 5,050 tons of it, for
Stephenson's High Level Bridge.
Listing NGR: NZ2507962804
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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