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Latitude: 54.9511 / 54°57'3"N
Longitude: -1.5544 / 1°33'16"W
OS Eastings: 428634
OS Northings: 561913
OS Grid: NZ286619
Mapcode National: GBR SYT.T1
Mapcode Global: WHC3S.3T1B
Entry Name: Monument 15 Metres West of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 18 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185065
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303814
Location: Gateshead, NE10
Electoral Ward/Division: Pelaw and Heworth
Built-Up Area: Gateshead
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Heworth St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 26 SE FELLING SHIELDS ROAD
6/48 (inset) Monument 15 metres
west of Church of
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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