HARTLEY DISASTER MEMORIAL NORTH EAST OF CHURCH OF ST ALBAN, AND SURROUNDING WALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1354997

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1986

Statutory Address: HARTLEY DISASTER MEMORIAL NORTH EAST OF CHURCH OF ST ALBAN, AND SURROUNDING WALL, FRONT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: HARTLEY DISASTER MEMORIAL NORTH EAST OF CHURCH OF ST ALBAN, AND SURROUNDING WALL, FRONT STREET

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

District: North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 32045 72560

Summary

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History

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Details

SEATON VALLEY (part) FRONT STREET (north side) NZ 37 SW Earsdon Hartley Disaster memorial 4/27 north-east of Church of St. Alban, and surrounding wall. G.V. II Memorial. About 1862. Sandstone ashlar. Tall corniced pedestal with cord moulding to frieze, egg-and-dart cornice, supports tall obelisk. Inscriptions on pedestal panels : east: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE 204 MINERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN HARTLEY PIT, BY THE FATAL CATASTROPHE OF THE ENGINE BEAM BREAKING 16th JANUARY 1862; biblical quotations and names of dead, the youngest William Davidson aged 11, on other sides. Round-coped dwarf wall surrounds step to monument. Historical note: the coroner's inquest recommended that all collieries should have more than one shaft and that colliery engine beams should be of 'malleable iron instead of cast metal'. Source: T.E. Forster, Memoir of the Hartley Colliery Accident 1862, 1912.

Listing NGR: NZ3204572560

Legacy

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Sources

Books and journals
Forster, T E, Memoir of the Hartley Colliery Accident 1862, (1912)

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