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Dixon and Hume Headstones 8 Metres North-East of South-West Corner of Churchyard, Acomb

Description: Dixon and Hume Headstones 8 Metres North-East of South-West Corner of Churchyard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239806

OS Grid Reference: NY9330265676
OS Grid Coordinates: 393302, 565676
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9856, -2.1062

Location: Acomb, Northumberland NE46 4PF

Locality: Acomb
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 4PF

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Listing Text

NY 9365
20/45 Dixon and Hume
headstones 8 metres
north-east of south-
west corner of


Headstones,1761 and 1774. Sandstone. 2 adjacent slabs with shaped segmental
tops: northern has inscription to Robert Dixon d.1761 and verse

Confide not reader in thy youth or strength
But more than both thy present moment prize.
Graves here surround the(e) of each brea(d)th and length
And thou mayst be perhaps the next to die.

On reverse relief skull and crossed bones, and 'memento mori'. Southern stone
has shaped panel with open book and inscription to Robert Hume d.1774.

Listing NGR: NY9330265676

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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