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MONUMENT TO PHOEBE HESSELL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MONUMENT TO PHOEBE HESSELL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

List entry Number: 1380391

Location

MONUMENT TO PHOEBE HESSELL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, CHURCH STREET
MONUMENT TO PHOEBE HESSELL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, DYKE STREET

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

County:

District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480504

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History

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3004SE DYKE ROAD 577-1/39/1169 (East side) Monument to Phoebe Hessell in churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas of Myra

GV II

Includes: Monument to Phoebe Hessell in churchyard of Church of St Nicholas CHURCH STREET. Headstone and footstone to Phoebe Hessell. c1821. Stone. 13m south of the door of the south chapel. In 1728 Phoebe Smith fell in love with William Golding, a soldier. She enlisted in the Fifth Foot Regiment to remain with him, and spent 17 years in the army disguised as a man. After Golding's death, Phoebe moved to Brighton and married William Hessell in about 1769; he died in 1792 and she spent much of the rest of her life, until the age of 108, hawking fish, gingerbread and suchlike in the streets of Brighton. Recent research casts doubt on her story but the Northumberland Fusiliers believed it enough to restore the grave in the 1970s.





Listing NGR: TQ3077104488

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30771 04488

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