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Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles

A Grade II Listed Building in Bowes, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.517 / 54°31'1"N

Longitude: -2.0123 / 2°0'44"W

OS Eastings: 399301

OS Northings: 513521

OS Grid: NY993135

Mapcode National: GBR GJD6.4K

Mapcode Global: WHB4K.2Q1K

Plus Code: 9C6VGX8Q+Q3

Entry Name: Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111193

ID on this website: 101121037

Location: St Gile's Church, Bowes, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bowes

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Tagged with: Tombstone

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NY 9913
(South side, off)
33/31 Headstone to William
Shaw, 3.0 metres
north of Church of
St. Giles
Large headstone. 1850 to William Shaw. Sandstone.

Headstone with raised moulded edge and 4-centred top. Inscribed: In memory
of William Shaw who died January 10th 1850 Aged 67 years.

Dickens based the character of Wackford Squeers on William Shaw, principal of
the Bowes Academy. See entry for Dotheboys Hall (Item 19/34 and 33/34).

Listed for historical interest.

(John Manning, Dickens on Education, 1959).

Listing NGR: NY9930113521

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