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Monument to George Hawks

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430182

Location: Gateshead, NE8

County: Gateshead

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

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Listing Text

1. BENSHAM ROAD
5099 (north side)

NZ 2562 7/57 Monument to George Hawks

II

2.
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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