VICTORIA HALL DISASTER MEMORIAL 180 METRES NORTH OF SOUTH EAST LODGE AT BISHOPWEARMOUTH CEMETERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207911
Date first listed:
17-Oct-1994
Statutory Address:
VICTORIA HALL DISASTER MEMORIAL 180 METRES NORTH OF SOUTH EAST LODGE AT BISHOPWEARMOUTH CEMETERY, CHESTER ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
VICTORIA HALL DISASTER MEMORIAL 180 METRES NORTH OF SOUTH EAST LODGE AT BISHOPWEARMOUTH CEMETERY, CHESTER ROAD

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 37472 56330

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ35NE CHESTER ROAD 920-1/4/39 (North side (off)) Victoria Hall Disaster Memorial 180m N of SE Lodge at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

GV II

Memorial to 183 children who died in the Victoria Hall, Toward Road, Sunderland, on 16th June 1883. White marble. Stepped base to corniced pedestal of life-size figure of grieving mother holding dead child. Inscription on pedestal records the disaster. Transferred to this site from Mowbray Park where it stood under a canopy. After this disaster legislation was passed making compulsory the provision of adequate and outward-opening exits at all places of public entertainment. (Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 130-131).

Listing NGR: NZ3747256330

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391411
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Milburn, , Miller, , Sunderland River Town and People, (1988), 130-131

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: 06 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01196/31
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