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Mayer Tomb, All Saints Church, Muggleswick


The carved grave with short iron railings at All Saints Church in Muddleswick is to children of the Mayer family who died between 1803 and 1829, John Mayer died 1819. On the reverse, there are also inscriptions for Thomas and Ann Mayer, who died in 1852 and 1860 respectively. The railings were added in 1919 by William Mayer, made at the Evenbank Foundry, Dumbarton.[1] The grave is Grade II listed. Ann Mayer is the 'Nanny Mayer' from whom the nearby incline of the Stanhope and Tyne railway gets it name.

The gravestone is said to be the first independent work made by the famed sculptor John Graham Lough (1798 - 1876).  From 1812 to 1819 he apprentice to Jonathan Marshall in nearby Shotley Field; he went on to become a notable sculptor, best known for his funerary monuments. 

Church of All Saints, Muggleswick Historic Buildings and Monuments in Muggleswick Civil Parish John Graham Lough (1798 - 1876)
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Gravestones in Muggleswick churchyard.

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MAYER TOMB CIRCA 22 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS - Muggleswick - List Entry
- "Stone, signed I. Lough. To children of the Mayer family who died between 1803 and 1829, John Mayer died 1819; on the reverse, inscriptions to Thomas and Ann Mayer, died ...

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List number: 1240626
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ0441849915

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