Tyne and Wear HER(15903): Houghton-le-Spring, Rectory Park, dog's grave - Details
Houghton-le-Spring, Rectory Park, dog's grave
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Rev. John Grey, rector of Houghton 1847 to 1895 and his wife Helen, buried their pet dog in the park when he died in 1878. The gravestone read "DEAR LITTLE BIJOU. THY CHERISHED MEMORY WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF AFFECTION. AND GENTLENESS AND TRUSTING LOVE. MARCH 13 1878. J AND H.M G'.
Paul Lanagan, Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society, 2013, Houghton-le-Spring Rectory - A Walk Around the Grounds (www.houghtonlespring.org.uk); Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd. 2014, Rectory Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording