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Hepburn Tomb 32 Metres South and 29 Metres East of Transept of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Pelaw and Heworth, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9505 / 54°57'1"N

Longitude: -1.5533 / 1°33'12"W

OS Eastings: 428705

OS Northings: 561853

OS Grid: NZ287618

Mapcode National: GBR SYZ.P2

Mapcode Global: WHC3S.3TLR

Entry Name: Hepburn Tomb 32 Metres South and 29 Metres East of Transept of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303816

Location: Gateshead, NE10

County: Gateshead

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

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Listing Text

NZ 26 SE FELLING SHIELDS ROAD
(east side)
Heworth

6/50 (inset) Hepburn tomb 32 metres
south and 29 metres
east of transept of
Church of St. Mary.

G.V. II

Tomb. Circa 1864. Granite and sandstone. Stepped base of sandstone and grey
granite carries tapered grave slab, with plinth, cornice and pediment, of
pink granite. Inscribed 'SHORTER HOURS AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR MINERS'.
Erected by the miners of Northumberland and Durham to the memory of
Thomas Hepburn,. founder of the first successful miners' union in the
area, who died 1864. Source: R. Fynes The Miners of Northumberland and
Durham Sunderland 1873, pp 17-36.


Listing NGR: NZ2870561853

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