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Latitude: 52.7531 / 52°45'11"N
Longitude: -1.3694 / 1°22'9"W
OS Eastings: 442661
OS Northings: 317459
OS Grid: SK426174
Mapcode National: GBR 7JG.GLN
Mapcode Global: WHDHT.Y238
Entry Name: Tomb of Charles Booth, Approx.12m. North of Nave of the Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 12 September 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067843
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489804
Location: North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67
District: North West Leicestershire
Town: North West Leicestershire
Electoral Ward/Division: Thringstone
Built-Up Area: Coalville
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Thringstone St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
52/0/10011 MAIN STREET
Tomb of Charles Booth, approx.12m. nor
th of nave of the Church of St Andrew
Monument. Ashlar. Dated 1916. Low rectangular slab tomb with slightly curving top is set on stepped base. Inlaid inscriptions to Charles Booth, 1840-1916, and his wife, Mary Catherine, 1847-1939.
Charles Booth was the notable researcher and writer, whose important statistical analysis of the state of the London poor provided the basis for the Welfare State. He was made a Privy Councillor in 1904. His wife was a granddaughter of Zachary Macaulay, who worked for the abolition of the slave trade, and a niece of Lord Macaulay, the historian.
This monument forms a group with the nearby Church of St. Andrew (qv).
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