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Monument 15 Metres West of Church of St Mary, Gateshead

Description: Monument 15 Metres West of Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303814

OS Grid Reference: NZ2863461913
OS Grid Coordinates: 428634, 561913
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9511, -1.5544

Location: Shields Road, Gateshead NE10 0LW

Locality: Gateshead
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE10 0LW

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/48 (inset) Monument 15 metres
west of Church of
St. Mary.


Memorial to 91 persons killed in Felling Colliery, May 1812. Sandstone
and bronze. Obelisk on squareplinth and base, all chamfered; 4 bronze
plaques on plinth record the names and ages of the dead, of whom the
youngest was aged 8. Historical note: after this accident the rector of
Heworth, John Hodgson, set about forming the Society for the Prevention of
Accidents in Coal Mines and encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development
of his safety lamp. Source: James Raine A Memoir of the Rev. John Hodgson
2 vols. 1857 Vol. I pp 90-119, 170-186.

Listing NGR: NZ2863461913

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Source: English Heritage

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