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Hartley Disaster Memorial North East of Church of St Alban, and Surrounding Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in St Mary's, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0465 / 55°2'47"N

Longitude: -1.5 / 1°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 432045

OS Northings: 572560

OS Grid: NZ320725

Mapcode National: GBR KBZ2.1R

Mapcode Global: WHC3D.XFW3

Entry Name: Hartley Disaster Memorial North East of Church of St Alban, and Surrounding Wall

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303271

Location: North Tyneside, NE25

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Built-Up Area: Whitley Bay

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Earsdon and Backworth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

SEATON VALLEY (part) FRONT STREET (north side)
NZ 37 SW
Earsdon
Hartley Disaster memorial
4/27 north-east of Church of
St. Alban, and surrounding
wall.
G.V.
II
Memorial. About 1862. Sandstone ashlar. Tall corniced pedestal with cord
moulding to frieze, egg-and-dart cornice, supports tall obelisk. Inscriptions on
pedestal panels : east: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE 204 MINERS WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES IN HARTLEY PIT, BY THE FATAL CATASTROPHE OF THE ENGINE BEAM BREAKING
16th JANUARY 1862; biblical quotations and names of dead, the youngest
William Davidson aged 11, on other sides. Round-coped dwarf wall surrounds step
to monument. Historical note: the coroner's inquest recommended that all collieries
should have more than one shaft and that colliery engine beams should be of
'malleable iron instead of cast metal'. Source: T.E. Forster, Memoir of the
Hartley Colliery Accident 1862, 1912.


Listing NGR: NZ3204572560

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