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    It was made in 1845 and has a carving of the Yarmouth suspension bridge collapsing on it Its inscription reads Sacred to the memory of George H J Beloe the beloved son of Louisa Beloe who was unfortunately drowned by the fall of the suspension bridge the 2nd of May 1845 aged 9 years He was one of 79 children who died when the bridge collapsed They were watching a

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    duel fought on 20th August 1668 between Sir Henry Hobart of Blickling Hall and Oliver le Neve of Great Witchingham Hall Hobart was mortally wounded during the duel He died the next day at Blickling and legend has it that his dying groans can still be heard The monument is said to have been erected by W Wiggell Bulwer of Wood Dalling Neve fled to Holland after the duel which

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    front of the then Star Inn now the Town Hall Read official list description Add to My Favourites Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS Source English Heritage NMR Monument to Sarah Lees Werneth Park Oldham Greater Manchester This monument to Sarah Lees was put up in c1938 by the townspeople of Oldham She was a leading local philanthropist and public figure She was the first woman on Oldham town council in 1907 and mayor in 1910 She was only the second female mayor in the country On her death in 1935 she left her former home of Werneth Park to the town Read official list description Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Memorial to a Merchant The Edward Colston Monument Bristol This monument was put up in 1895 to Edward Colston It stands in Colston Avenue Bristol Colston took a very active part in the financing and planning of the African slave trade in the 17th century He used his wealth charitably including founding schools hospitals and almshouses His name is very common in Bristol as streets and buildings have been named after him There is even a Colston s day celebration for Bristol schools Add to My Favourites Mr J E Todd LRPS Source English Heritage NMR Mining Monument Felling Tyne and Wear This is a memorial to 91 people killed at Felling Colliery in May 1812 The youngest was aged 8 After this accident the rector of Heworth John Hodgson set about forming the Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Coal Mines He also encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development of his safety lamp Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Geoffrey Farrow Source English Heritage NMR Hoppers Memorial Church of St Mary Church Street Hadlow Kent This memorial commemorates 30 hop pickers who drowned in 1853 Their ages ranged from 18 50 years along with 4 infants under 6 years old and included 16 members of the Leatherhead family The hop pickers were in a cart which was swept into the swollen river Medway Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Stuart Brighton Source English Heritage NMR Byrnes Monument Hesket Cumbria This roadside monument has an inscription which reads HERE CONSTABLE JOSEPH BYRNES FELL ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 29 1885 SHOT BY THE THREE NETHERBY BURGLARS WHOM HE SINGLE HANDED ENDEAVOURED TO ARREST It was restored in 1911 Read official list description Add to My Favourites Ms Linda Margaret Simmonds Source English Heritage NMR Monument to James Braidwood Abney Park Cemetery Stoke Newington Greater London This is a monument to James Braidwood 1800 61 He was a leading fireman of his day He did much to establish the profession of fire fighting From 1832 he was the superintendent of the Fire Engine Establishment He lost his life in the great Tooley Street fire of 22 June 1861 He was buried here on 29 June as a national hero Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr

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    the cloister of Battle Abbey as it might have appeared in the late 13th century The illustration shows the north cloister being used as a scriptorium for copying manuscripts Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey at the site of the battle in fulfilment of a vow to God After the dissolution of the monasteries some of the buildings were converted

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    My Favourites The foundations of the 12th century chapter house with the parlour and dormitory building extending down the slope This Benedictine Abbey was founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings The altar was placed on the spot where Harold had been killed After the dissolution of the monasteries some of the buildings were converted into a mansion Only the plan of the church

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    abbey was founded here in 1096 7 The abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1539 and in 1544 it passed to Sir Thomas Darcy In 1548 some of the buildings were converted to a residence Part of the precinct is thought to have been converted to a formal garden The house served as a Royalist stronghold during the siege of Colchester in 1648 Following the imprisonment of Dutch

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    Heritage Gateway Images of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Whitby Abbey Whitby North Yorkshire click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites A view of the Abbey from the east The first monastery here was founded in AD 657 by King Oswy of Northumbria In 1078 the abbey was re established by Reinfrid one of William the Conqueror s knights who had become a monk It was a Benedictine Abbey The present ruined buildings were begun in about 1220 in the Early English style of Gothic The abbey was dissolved on 14 December 1539 when there were twenty two monks and domestic staff in residence The abbey church was left intact at the Dissolution and was almost complete as late as 1711 but is now in ruins Later the Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey were to inspire Bram Stoker in writing the prototype horror story Dracula This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Download the Whitby Abbey Teacher s Kit to find out more Take advantage of our free entry for Learning Groups Copyright Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Reference BB98 02515 Location North Yorkshire Whitby

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    wore white habits and built their monasteries in remote places Shap Abbey was founded in about 1200 by a local baron called Thomas son of Gospatric who granted the canons land beside the River Lowther A walled precinct with an outer gatehouse enclosed the monastic buildings abbey mill and fishponds The land was granted to the Governor of Carlisle in 1540 following King Henry VIII s suppression of the abbey

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