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Latitude: 51.5741 / 51°34'26"N
Longitude: -0.3374 / 0°20'14"W
OS Eastings: 515311
OS Northings: 187441
OS Grid: TQ153874
Mapcode National: GBR 63.HM8
Mapcode Global: VHGQH.3PGP
Entry Name: Grave of Thomas Port, 12 Yards West of South Porch of the Parish Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 25 May 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1079743
English Heritage Legacy ID: 202003
Location: Harrow, London, HA1
Electoral Ward/Division: Harrow on the Hill
Built-Up Area: Harrow
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Harrow-on-the-Hill
Church of England Diocese: London
Grave of Thomas Port,
12 yards west of south porch
of the Parish Church of St Mary
TQ 1587 SW 16/2A
1838. Slate headstone. Inscribed: "To the memory of THOMAS PORT Son of John Port
of Burton-on-Trent, in the County of Staffordshire, Hat Manufacturer, who near this
town had both his legs severed from his body by the railway train, with great
fortitude he bore a second amputation by the surgeons and died from loss of blood,
August 7 1838 Aged 33 years."
"Bright rose the morn and vig'rous rose poor Port, Gay on the Train he used his
wonted sport, Ere noon arrived his mangled form they bore, with pain distorted and
o'erwhelmed with gore, when evening came to close the fatal day, a mutilated corpse
the sufferer lay".
Listing NGR: TQ1531187441
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