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Tomb of Nicholas Wood, 32 Metres to South of Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Hetton, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8196 / 54°49'10"N

Longitude: -1.4515 / 1°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 435343

OS Northings: 547331

OS Grid: NZ353473

Mapcode National: GBR LD9Q.K3

Mapcode Global: WHD5Q.P401

Entry Name: Tomb of Nicholas Wood, 32 Metres to South of Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 15 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303162

Location: Hetton, Sunderland, DH5

County: Sunderland

Civil Parish: Hetton

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton St Michael and St Nicholas,

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 34NE HETTON FRONT STREET (east side)
Hetton-le-Hole

8/6 Tomb of Nicholas Wood,
32 metres to south of
Church of St. Nicholas.

G.V. II

Tomb, c.1855. Sandstone, Gothic style altar tomb. 3 cusped-arched panels by
one, flanked by coped buttresses supporting frieze, with simple flower decoration,
and cornice. Inscriptions 'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARIA FOSTER, WIFE OF
NICHOLAS WOOD ESQ. OF HETTON-LE-HOLE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 24, 1855
AGED 56 YEARS' 'ALSO OF THE ABOVE NICHOLAS WOOD F.R.S. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 1865 AGED 70 YEARS'. Historical note : Nicholas Wood was engineer to
the Hetton Coal Company, at whose Minor Pit in 1820 was sunk the first shaft to
reach the coal beneath the limestone of Durham. With George Stephenson he
designed the Hetton railway, opened in 1822, to transport the coal to the Wear;
in 1825 his A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads and Interior Communications in
General was published.


Listing NGR: NZ3534347331

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