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The Waterloo Stones 350 Metres North East of the Hall, Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

Description: The Waterloo Stones 350 Metres North East of the Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236862

OS Grid Reference: NU1708604990
OS Grid Coordinates: 417086, 604990
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3387, -1.7322

Location: Newton on the Moor, Northumberland NE65 9JU

Locality: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9JU

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Listing Text

NU 10 SE NU 17080498
6/193 The Waterloo Stones,
350 metres north-
east of the Hall


Memorial stones, early C19. Sandstone. Three upright roughly-shaped
headstone-like stones. c.O.9 metre high, and a fourth larger slab recumbent
in front of the central upright stone.

Central upright stone inscribed 'NAPOLEON/FINALLY SUBDUED/BY WELLINGTON/AT
WATERLOO/JUNE 18, 1815'; recumbent slab 'G R/11 D N/WELLINGTON/LE MERCHANT/
SALAMANCA/ENGLAND W.S.1/P JULY 22nd 1812/The above illustrious example/most
nobly and gloriously followed/in the course of the same year /by Russia/
Vittoria/June 21st 1815/Shannon/June 1st 1815/Liepsig/0ct,1815'. Left upright
stone 'DANZO/THOMAS PHILIP/Sep 16 1813'; Right upright stone 'DANZO/N. JONES/
Sep 16 1813'.

The 'Danzo' stones are locally said to mark the graves of two French seamen
drowned on the Northumberland coast.

Included for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NU1708604990

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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