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Description: Hepburn Tomb 32 Metres South and 29 Metres East of Transept of Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303816
OS Grid Reference: NZ2870561853
OS Grid Coordinates: 428705, 561853
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9505, -1.5533
NZ 26 SE FELLING SHIELDS ROAD
6/50 (inset) Hepburn tomb 32 metres
south and 29 metres
east of transept of
Church of St. Mary.
Tomb. Circa 1864. Granite and sandstone. Stepped base of sandstone and grey
granite carries tapered grave slab, with plinth, cornice and pediment, of
pink granite. Inscribed 'SHORTER HOURS AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR MINERS'.
Erected by the miners of Northumberland and Durham to the memory of
Thomas Hepburn,. founder of the first successful miners' union in the
area, who died 1864. Source: R. Fynes The Miners of Northumberland and
Durham Sunderland 1873, pp 17-36.
Listing NGR: NZ2870561853
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Source: English Heritage
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