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Tomb of Henry Clasper About 13 Metres North of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Whickham, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9467 / 54°56'47"N

Longitude: -1.6743 / 1°40'27"W

OS Eastings: 420960

OS Northings: 561381

OS Grid: NZ209613

Mapcode National: GBR JCR7.9K

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.7XZP

Plus Code: 9C6WW8WG+M7

Entry Name: Tomb of Henry Clasper About 13 Metres North of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303883

Location: Dunston Hill and Whickham, Gateshead, NE16

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Dunston Hill and Whickham East

Built-Up Area: Whickham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Whickham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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6/118 Tomb of Henry Clasper about
13 metres north
of church of St. Mary

Tomb. About 1870. Henry Clasper, oarsman and boat-builder of Derwenthaugh,
died 1870. Sandstone. Statue by G. Burn MSA of Henry Clasper on
square pedestal, with plinth, string and cornice, bearing inscribed panels;
4 pillars, with bands and carved capitals, to tall octagonal canopy with
cusped arches and crocketed gablets. Historical note: Clasper was a famous
champion, and racing on the Tyne was a popular spectator sport.

Listing NGR: NZ2096061381

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