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Group of Table Tombs 3 Metres to East of Church of St Helen

A Grade II Listed Building in West Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6358 / 54°38'8"N

Longitude: -1.7094 / 1°42'33"W

OS Eastings: 418852

OS Northings: 526778

OS Grid: NZ188267

Mapcode National: GBR JGHT.QZ

Mapcode Global: WHC57.QR50

Entry Name: Group of Table Tombs 3 Metres to East of Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385689

Location: County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: West Auckland

Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Auckland St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ1826 MANOR ROAD, St Helen Auckland
634-1/10/153 (North side (off))
Group of table tombs 3 metres to
east of Church of St Helen


Group of 3 chest tombs to members of Eden family. Mid C18 to
early C19. Ashlar and marble. (i): adjacent to church wall.
c1755. Ogee-moulded plinth to large plain sided sandstone
chest. Moulded edge to top slab, probably of marble.
Inscription to Sir Robert Eden d.1755 aged 36, his wife Mary
d.1794 aged 73. (ii): immediately E of (i). c1790. Plain
plinth to 6 tapered fluted pilasters with plinths and Ionic
capitals, with recessed plain slabs between, supporting top
slab with moulded edge. Inscription to Harriett Eden d.1789
aged 5, another 2-year old daughter of Sir John Eden, and
Caroline Eden (date illegible). Verse (..an unspotted life...)
and inscription partly eroded. (iii): 3m N of (i). c1766.
Table with moulded plinth, 4 bombe angle pilasters with simple
plinths and necking, and round-edged top slab. Inscription to
Catherine Eden d.1766 aged 23, wife of Sir John Eden Bart. of
Windlestone, and to Dorothea his second wife, d.1792 aged 45,
and also to Sir John d.1812 aged 71. The Eden family lived at
West Auckland Manor for many years before moving to
Windlestone Hall.

Listing NGR: NZ1885226778

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