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Tomb of Henry Clasper About 13 Metres North of Church of St Mary, Whickham

Description: Tomb of Henry Clasper About 13 Metres North of Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303883

OS Grid Reference: NZ2096061381
OS Grid Coordinates: 420960, 561381
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9467, -1.6743

Location: 2 Church Chare, Whickham NE16 4SH

Locality: Whickham
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE16 4SH

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Listing Text

(east end)

6/118 Tomb of Henry Clasper about
13 metres north
of church of St. Mary


Tomb. About 1870. Henry Clasper, oarsman and boat-builder of Derwenthaugh,
died 1870. Sandstone. Statue by G. Burn MSA of Henry Clasper on
square pedestal, with plinth, string and cornice, bearing inscribed panels;
4 pillars, with bands and carved capitals, to tall octagonal canopy with
cusped arches and crocketed gablets. Historical note: Clasper was a famous
champion, and racing on the Tyne was a popular spectator sport.

Listing NGR: NZ2096061381

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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