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Valentine Gray Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Newport, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6981 / 50°41'53"N

Longitude: -1.2932 / 1°17'35"W

OS Eastings: 450014

OS Northings: 88956

OS Grid: SZ500889

Mapcode National: GBR 8BJ.3W4

Mapcode Global: FRA 8757.J01

Entry Name: Valentine Gray Monument

Listing Date: 7 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489664

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Newport

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Newport St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


596/0/10011 CHURCH LITTEN
07-AUG-02 Valentine Gray Monument

II

Monument. Erected 1822. Portland stone. Small monument with a square pedestal with inscribed panelled sides and a short obelisk on top with an urn finial. Inscriptions:- To the Memory of Valentine Gray The Little Sweep Interred January the 5th AD 1822 In the 10th Year of His Age. In Testimony of The General Feeling for suffering Innocence. This Monument Is errected By Public Subscription.
NOTE: Erected by public subscription in 1822 in memory of Valentine Gray, the boy chimney sweep who died as a result of ill treatment by his employer Benjamin Davis.
A good example of a small late Georgian public monument.

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