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Smith Tomb of Circa 100 Metres West of Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynesack and Softley, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.63 / 54°37'47"N

Longitude: -1.861 / 1°51'39"W

OS Eastings: 409068

OS Northings: 526100

OS Grid: NZ090261

Mapcode National: GBR HGFX.W2

Mapcode Global: WHC55.DW0G

Plus Code: 9C6WJ4HQ+XH

Entry Name: Smith Tomb of Circa 100 Metres West of Church of St John

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111888

Location: Lynesack and Softley, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Lynesack and Softley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Lynesack

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Tagged with: Tomb

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17/86 Smith tomb of c.
100 metres west of
Church of St. John
Headstone and kerb. Probably early C20, to Edward Smith died 1884; signed P.
Allison, Bishop Auckland. Dwarf chamfered kerb on 3 sides of grave;
pyramid-coped blocks flank low wedge-section headstone inscribed EDWARD SMITH
(SMIKE) DIED 1884 in plain capitals. Smith is said to have been the model for
the character Smike in Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, published 1839.
Source: North Eastern Daily Gazette 17th May, 1932, p. 1.
Included for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ0906826100

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