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Watts and English Headstone 8 Metres South of St Cuthbert's Church Hall, Blyth

Description: Watts and English Headstone 8 Metres South of St Cuthbert's Church Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236008

OS Grid Reference: NZ3182881495
OS Grid Coordinates: 431828, 581495
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1268, -1.5024

Locality: Blyth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE24 2HY

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Listing Text

NZ 3181 SE
(South side)
12/43 Watts and English
headstones, 8
metres south of
St. Cuthbert's
Church Hall
Headstones, early C19 and C18. Sandstone. Southern stone has relief-carved
panel; in centre anchor with arrow and scythe, in cable-moulded border, flanked
by sailing ships on billows with heads of drowning persons. Inscription:
William Watts of South 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
he left a widow & five 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 'three other pilots', see Hedley headstone at Bedlington and
Redford headstone at Newbiggin.

Northern stone has shaped top with carvings of rustic cherub above book and
hourglass; inscription to Jane, daughter of Thos. English, surgeon, c.1764.
Right edge damaged; included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ3182881495

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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