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Hedley Headstone 14 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Cuthbert, West Bedlington

Description: Hedley Headstone 14 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Cuthbert

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 235929

OS Grid Reference: NZ2605981797
OS Grid Coordinates: 426059, 581797
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1299, -1.5928

Location: Church Lane, Wansbeck, Northumberland NE22 5RS

Locality: West Bedlington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE22 5RS

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Listing Text

NZ 2681 NW (East side)

9/58 Hedley headstone
14 metres south of
chancel of Church
of St. Cuthbert

Headstone, 1805. Sandstone. Relief carving of anchor, arrow and scythe within
cable moulding, flanked by sailing ships and above overturned boat, on billows
with heads of drowning persons.

Sacred to the Memory
of John Hedley of North Blyth
taken to the Mercy of God
being drowned (with three other Pilots)
while employed in the duty of his Calling
on the 14th day of January 1805
Aged 39 years
He left a widow and three small children
to bewail his loss
Weep for yourselves, for me lament no more
I'm safely landed on a peaceful shore
My Home's in Him whose word proclaimeth this
-I am the Way to everlasting Bliss

For two of the other pilots, see Redford headstone at Newbiggin and Watts
headstone at Blyth.

Listing NGR: NZ2605981797

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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