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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
Entry Name: Smith Tomb of Circa 100 Metres West of Church of St John
Listing Date: 26 November 1987
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
LYNESACK AND SOFTLEY LYNESACK
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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