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Latitude: 54.9505 / 54°57'1"N
Longitude: -1.5533 / 1°33'12"W
OS Eastings: 428705
OS Northings: 561853
OS Grid: NZ287618
Mapcode National: GBR SYZ.P2
Mapcode Global: WHC3S.3TLR
Entry Name: Hepburn Tomb 32 Metres South and 29 Metres East of Transept of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 18 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1355087
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303816
Location: Gateshead, NE10
Electoral Ward/Division: Pelaw and Heworth
Built-Up Area: Gateshead
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Heworth St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 26 SE FELLING SHIELDS ROAD
6/50 (inset) Hepburn tomb 32 metres
south and 29 metres
east of transept of
Church of St. Mary.
Tomb. Circa 1864. Granite and sandstone. Stepped base of sandstone and grey
granite carries tapered grave slab, with plinth, cornice and pediment, of
pink granite. Inscribed 'SHORTER HOURS AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR MINERS'.
Erected by the miners of Northumberland and Durham to the memory of
Thomas Hepburn,. founder of the first successful miners' union in the
area, who died 1864. Source: R. Fynes The Miners of Northumberland and
Durham Sunderland 1873, pp 17-36.
Listing NGR: NZ2870561853
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