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Gibbon Tomb Circa 2 Metres East of South Transept of Church of St James, Hamsterley

Description: Gibbon Tomb Circa 2 Metres East of South Transept of Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111881

OS Grid Reference: NZ1273630889
OS Grid Coordinates: 412736, 530889
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6729, -1.8040

Location: Hamsterley, Durham DL13 3RQ

Locality: Hamsterley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 3RQ

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Listing Text

11/79 (inset) Gibbon tomb circa
2 metres east of
south transept of
Church of St. James


Headstone. To William Gibbon, died 1792, and his wife Christian died 1819.
Sandstone ashlar slab c. 1.6 metre high, with shaped top, tooled edge and
well-cut inscription to the husband of Christian 'Who in Return of the great
Share/of Happiness/she enjoyed during their Union/hath affectionately erected
this as a Token/of her Gratitude ...' below decoration of 2 cherubs, palm
leaves, and swag with wheatear drops.

Rear verse 'Stop Passenger see here I lie/If thou art Old prepare to die/If
thou art Young prepared be/This Moment Death may seize on thee' over
inscriptions to members of the family to 1847.

Listing NGR: NZ1273630889

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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