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Redford Headstone 10 Metres South of Porch of Church of St Bartholomew, Newbiggin by the Sea

Description: Redford Headstone 10 Metres South of Porch of Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 235961

OS Grid Reference: NZ3177788001
OS Grid Coordinates: 431777, 588001
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1853, -1.5025

Location: Wansbeck, Northumberland NE64 6DT

Locality: Newbiggin by the Sea
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE64 6DT

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Listing Text

NZ 38 NW (East end, off)

Redford headstone
3/91 10 metres south
of porch of
Church of St.

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

Sacred to the Memory
of Robert Redford 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 36 years
He left a widow and seven 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 Hedley headstone at Bedlington and Watts
headstone at Blyth.

Listing NGR: NZ3177788001

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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