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Title: The Picture of Newcastle upon Tyne, : being a brief historical & descriptive guide to the principal buildings, streets, public institutions, manufactures, curiosities, &c. within that town & its neighbourhood for twelve miles round: and including an account of the Roman wall, and a detailed history of the coal trade ..
Year: 1812 (1810s)
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Subjects: Walls, Roman
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne: : Printed by and for D. Akenhead and Sons ... : Sold also by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown ... London.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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1810; and its burial ground,Aug. 7, 1811. St* Marys Church.—According to tradition,the * ecclesiola in which bishop Walcher was mur-dered, stood in the field on the north-east side ofthe rectory, once called Lawless-Close, and afterwardsthe Millers-Field.^ The present edifice, dedicatedto St. Mary, is of uncertain origin: its founda-tion and endowment are in the Cotton library, butrendered illegible by the fire which mutilated and de-stroyed so many valuable records in that collection.In 1291, it is mentioned as being at that time, worth13l. 6s. 8d. a year. The shape and hewing of itsstones prove that it has been built out of the ruins ofsome Roman edifice. In 1719> an old brass seal was * In this year, Rector Wood obliged bis predecessorswidow and adminstratrix to pay him 300L for the delapida-tions of this hospital, on which he executed to her a generalrelease. Brand, i. 47°« f Brand, u 484. Bourne, 168,

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GATESHEAD. 119 dug up, under a third pavement,in Carlisle, with this inscription: S/ Beate Marie deGathesevid;and in the Augmentation-Office,there is a will dated at Gateshead,in 1427> with a beautiful fragmentof a seal of this church, and ofwhich the annexed is a copy .J The Steeple of it was rebuilt, in1740: It had eight bells in it inBournes time: The four spires at each corner were taken down in 1764, and the roofaltered. Its pezvs and furniture are neat. Thoughthe registers have a few gaps in them, they are infine preservation from their commencement in 1559.The vestry-books have also been minutely kept, andwell preserved: In one of them is a copy of a letterdated Whitehall, Tuesday 22d June, 1658, by whichthe twenty-four of Gateshead, because they werethought unfit to.hold any public trust, and to havepower of quelling profaneness and other crimes, wasdissolved, and a new one appointed in its stead, byhis Highness and council. There were four chantries in this church. Se-vera


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