Seton’s Birthplace

Ernest Thompson Seton was born on August 14, 1860, in the town of South Shields, Durham, England, at Wellington Terrace No. 6.  The house still stands, but the street has been renamed Beach Road.

This marker was originally placed on a tree near the Seton birthplace. According to a story published in the Shields Gazette on February 8, 1996, the plaque was located and retrieved from a rubbish heap and given to the newspaper columnist, who returned it to the house. The plaque is now attached directly to the house.

This is Seton’s birthplace as it appears today (as of 2022).

The current owner has named the house “Seton House” in honor of its famous previous resident.

Seton House Sign
Seton House Plaque
Marker at Seton’s Birthplace (as of 2022)

Seton House Door 2022
Seton Birthplace In South Shield (2022)

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