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John Hodgson (1779 - 1845)


John Hodgson (1779–1845) was a clergyman and antiquarian.  As an antiquarian, Hodgson is best known for his work 'The History of Northumberland' and for work to improve mining safety. Hodgson also researched Hadrian's Wall and was involved in the foundation of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

Hodgson was born on the 4th November 1779 at Swindale, in the Parish of Shap, Westmoreland. He studied the grammar school of Bampton and went on to teach at schools in Matterdale, Stainton and then Sedgefield. After passing the examination for ordination in 1804, Hodgson became curate of the chapelries of Esh and Saltley, in the parish of Lanchester, County Durham. In 1806, Hodgson took up the curacy of Gateshead, where he raised funds for, and designed the new Church of St Mary at Heworth, which was consecrated in 1822. He later had links with Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland, then in 1833 he was appointed vicar to St Andrew's Church in the neighbouring parish of Hartburn. After a long illness, Hodgson died on the 12th of June 1845, and was buried at Hartburn.

People in History Church of St. Andrew, Hartburn 1799 St Mary's Church Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
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John Hodgson
- Portrait by Edward Scriven, published by E. Chamley & J. Ackenhead, after Harriet Frances Sophia Mackreth stipple and line engraving, published 20 February 1832. Image available from the National Portrait Gallery ...

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A history of Northumberland: in three parts. 1858
- Book by John Hodgson, John Hodgson-Hinde, John Collingwood Bruce, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Free eBook digitised by Google

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Church of St. Andrew, Hartburn
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Church of St. Andrew, Hartburn
- Overview Map Street View Inside St Andrew's is the Parish Church in Hartburn in Northumberland. The church has a Pre-Conquest core, including an 11th century tower and chancel. Aisles were added ...

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