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Memorial to David Bartleman West of Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6113 / 52°36'40"N

Longitude: 1.7264 / 1°43'35"E

OS Eastings: 652377

OS Northings: 308026

OS Grid: TG523080

Mapcode National: GBR YQY.C96

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.HMBG

Plus Code: 9F43JP6G+GH

Entry Name: Memorial to David Bartleman West of Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 26 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468455

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Central and Northgate

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


839-1/11/27 (North side)
Memorial to David Bartleman west of
Church of St Nicholas


Memorial stone to David Bartleman. 1781. Limestone.
Rectangular with a shaped top and side scrolls. Rare
inscription details refer to an English pirate attack, as
follows: `To/ the memory of/ David Bartleman/ Master of the
Brig Alexander and Margaret/ of North Shields/ who on the 31st
of Jan 1781 on the Norfolk Coast/ with only three 3 pounders
and ten Men and Boys/ Nobly Defended Himself/ Against a Cutter
carrying eighteen 4 pounders/ and upwards of a Hundred Men/
Commanded by the notorious English Pirate/ Fall/ And fairly
beat him off/ Two hours after the enemy came down upon him
again/ When totally disabled His mate Daniel MacAuley/
Expiring whith the loss of blood/ and himself dangerously
wounded/ He was obliged to Strike and ransome/ He brought his
shattered Vessel into Yarmouth/ With more/ Than the Honour of
a Conqueror/ And died here in Consequence of his wounds/ On
the 14th of February following/ in the 25th Year of his Age'.

Listing NGR: TG5237708026

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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