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Hedley Headstone 14 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in Bedlington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1299 / 55°7'47"N

Longitude: -1.5928 / 1°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 426059

OS Northings: 581797

OS Grid: NZ260817

Mapcode National: GBR K993.YW

Mapcode Global: WHC2Z.HBQ6

Plus Code: 9C7W4CH4+WV

Entry Name: Hedley Headstone 14 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 18 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235929

Location: West Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: West Bedlington

Built-Up Area: Bedlington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bedlington St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 2681 NW (East side)

9/58 Hedley headstone
14 metres south of
chancel of Church
of St. Cuthbert

Headstone, 1805. Sandstone. Relief carving of anchor, arrow and scythe within
cable moulding, flanked by sailing ships and above overturned boat, on billows
with heads of drowning persons.

Sacred to the Memory
of John Hedley of North Blyth
taken to the Mercy of God
being drowned (with three other Pilots)
while employed in the duty of his Calling
on the 14th day of January 1805
Aged 39 years
He left a widow and three small children
to bewail his loss
Weep for yourselves, for me lament no more
I'm safely landed on a peaceful shore
My Home's in Him whose word proclaimeth this
-I am the Way to everlasting Bliss

For two of the other pilots, see Redford headstone at Newbiggin and Watts
headstone at Blyth.

Listing NGR: NZ2605981797

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