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

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1025438

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1985

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

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Location

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

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

District: Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Hetton

National Grid Reference: NZ 35343 47331

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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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Legacy System number: 303162

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