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Smith Tomb of Circa 100 Metres West of Church of St John, Lynesack and Softley

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111888

OS Grid Reference: NZ0906826100
OS Grid Coordinates: 409068, 526100
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6300, -1.8610

Location: Grewburn Lane, Lynesack and Softley, Durham DL13 5QG

Locality: Lynesack and Softley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 5QG

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Listing Text

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

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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