MONUMENT TO GRACE DARLING CIRCA 30 YARDS WEST OF CHURCH OF ST AIDAN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1206625
Date first listed:
22-Dec-1969
Statutory Address:
MONUMENT TO GRACE DARLING CIRCA 30 YARDS WEST OF CHURCH OF ST AIDAN, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONUMENT TO GRACE DARLING CIRCA 30 YARDS WEST OF CHURCH OF ST AIDAN, CHURCH STREET

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bamburgh
National Grid Reference:
NU1778934961

Details

1404/17/34 24-OCT-02

BAMBURGH CHURCH STREET (North side) MONUMENT TO GRACE DARLING CIRCA 30 YAR DS WEST OF CHURCH OF ST AIDAN

GV II*

Churchyard memorial. 1842. Designed by Anthony Salvin. The tomb was repaired in 1885 by Frederick Wilson, when a new effigy was carved by C R Smith in Portland stone. (The original which is now in the church). 1894 the canopy rebuilt to the designs of W S Hicks 1894 after the original was damaged in a gale. Ashlar and bronze, iron railings. Gothic Revival style. Rectangular base bearing life-size effigy. Canopy on 8 bronze spiral colonettes with open leafy capitals. Stone trefoiled arches with leafy spandrels; bronze cresting with quatrefoils. Surrounded by railings with spear-head finials. Grace Darling became a national heroine following the wreck of the steamship Forfarshire on the Farne Islands in September 1838 when she and her father, the keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse (q.v.) rowed out and rescued 9 survivors.



Listing NGR: NU17789534961

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
237853
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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