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Pair of Headstones 1 Metre East of Church of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bedlington, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.13 / 55°7'48"N

Longitude: -1.5927 / 1°35'33"W

OS Eastings: 426070

OS Northings: 581812

OS Grid: NZ260818

Mapcode National: GBR K993.ZV

Mapcode Global: WHC2Z.HBT3

Entry Name: Pair of Headstones 1 Metre East of Church of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 18 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235926

Location: West Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: West Bedlington

Built-Up Area: Bedlington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bedlington St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

BEDLINGTON CHURCH LANE
NZ 2681 NW (East side)
Bedlington

9/55 Pair of heads tones
1 metre east of
Church of St.
Cuthbert
GV II


Headstones, C19. Sandstone. Southern stone bears inscription only:

Here lie the remains of Elizabeth Burdon
Wife of William Burdon of Hartford
in this Parish
Of this lady it may be truly said
that she possessed more virtues and had fewer faults
than usually falls to the share of her sex
for the distinguishing features of her character
were prudence and good sense
tho free from the excess of passion and sentiment
she was spirited, tho gentle and humane
a dutiful wife, a tender mother, and a kind friend
generous, liberal and beneficent
On the whole, it is impossible to name a woman
who without possessing a cultivated mind
lived and diedmore agreeably to reason
or left a deeper sense of her loss, among those
who had the happiness to know her
She first felt the attack of consumption on the 5th/
of October 1805 and lingered with composed resignation
till the 17th of September 1806 when she fell on the
5th day of a severe agony aged 31 years
esteemed beloved regretted

Northern stone has medallion with inverted boat and inscription to Sarah, wife
of Peter Stavers, d. 1863, and her son Wilkinson who was drowned along with his
wife Hannah and the entire crew of the Brig Robert and Mary of Blyth, in a
heavy storm in the Cattegat, 1864.


Listing NGR: NZ2607081812

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