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TOMB OF NICHOLAS WOOD, 32 METRES TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOMB OF NICHOLAS WOOD, 32 METRES TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

List entry Number: 1025438

Location

TOMB OF NICHOLAS WOOD, 32 METRES TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, FRONT STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Sunderland

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Hetton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303162

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History

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Details

NZ 34NE HETTON FRONT STREET (east side) Hetton-le-Hole

8/6 Tomb of Nicholas Wood, 32 metres to south of Church of St. Nicholas.

G.V. II

Tomb, c.1855. Sandstone, Gothic style altar tomb. 3 cusped-arched panels by one, flanked by coped buttresses supporting frieze, with simple flower decoration, and cornice. Inscriptions 'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARIA FOSTER, WIFE OF NICHOLAS WOOD ESQ. OF HETTON-LE-HOLE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 24, 1855 AGED 56 YEARS' 'ALSO OF THE ABOVE NICHOLAS WOOD F.R.S. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 1865 AGED 70 YEARS'. Historical note : Nicholas Wood was engineer to the Hetton Coal Company, at whose Minor Pit in 1820 was sunk the first shaft to reach the coal beneath the limestone of Durham. With George Stephenson he designed the Hetton railway, opened in 1822, to transport the coal to the Wear; in 1825 his A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads and Interior Communications in General was published.

Listing NGR: NZ3534347331

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National Grid Reference: NZ 35343 47331

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