COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL 90 METRES WEST OF CHURCH OF ST HELEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1159323
Date first listed:
07-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL 90 METRES WEST OF CHURCH OF ST HELEN, CHURCH KELLOE

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Location

Statutory Address:
COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL 90 METRES WEST OF CHURCH OF ST HELEN, CHURCH KELLOE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Kelloe
National Grid Reference:
NZ 34397 36582

Details

KELLOE CHURCH KELLOE NZ 33 NW 344365 (North side) 7/75 Colliery disaster memorial, 80 metres west of Church of St. Helen II Memorial to disaster at Trimdon Grange Colliery. 1882 by C. Ryder and Sons of Bishop Auckland. Sandstone. Gothic Revival style. About 6.0 metres tall. Square-plan pedestal surmounted by spire with cross. Pedestal has tall 2-step base bearing sculptor's name. Die has roll-moulded plinth with semicircular panel on east inscribed: ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW WORKMEN AND FRIENDS AS A TOKEN OF THEIR SINCERE RESPECT. Recessed pointed-arched panels, on each face of die, framed by grey marble angle colonnettes. Panel facing east inscribed: IN MEMORY OF THE 74 MEN AND BOYS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY TH THE EXPLOSION AT TRIMDON GRANGE COLLIERY, THURSDAY FEB. 10 1882. THE FOLLOWING 26 OF WHOM ARE HERE INTERRED. The other panels list the names and ages of the 26 victims. Die has a heavy roll-moulded cap. Octagonal-plan spire has sunk panels containing blind tracery and is surmounted by a bulky stone cross. The spire stands on a square-plan base with narrative reliefs on each face showing: 1. miner holding safety lamp on his way to work; 2. injured miner being pulled clear by a rescuer; 3. miner's widow and child kneeling by a headstone; 4. clasped hands signifying comradeship. The corners between each panel are cut back and contain foliage carving.

Listing NGR: NZ3439736582

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
109956
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 23 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12435/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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