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Latitude: 53.6511 / 53°39'4"N
Longitude: -1.7305 / 1°43'49"W
OS Eastings: 417910
OS Northings: 417215
OS Grid: SE179172
Mapcode National: GBR JVC6.4X
Mapcode Global: WHCB2.DH5B
Entry Name: Graveslab About 10 Yards to East of Church, to 17 Victims of Mill Fire at Colne Bridge
Listing Date: 16 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135392
English Heritage Legacy ID: 341132
Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD5
Civil Parish: Kirkburton
Built-Up Area: Huddersfield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kirkheaton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 11 NE CHURCH LANE
Grave slab about 10 yards
to east of church, to 17
victims of mill fire at
Grave slab. 1818. Recently raised on low stone plinth. The stone
is inscribed: "In memory of seventeen children whose remains are here
interrd. who fell lamentable victims to the destructive element of fire
in the cotton manufactury of Mr. T'hos. Atkinson at Colne Bridge, Feb.
14th 1818. This melancholy catastrophe was occasioned in consequence
of the formen sending a boy into the lower room with a naked light. The
following are the names of the unfortunate sufferers."
The full names of the victims are given, with ages from 9-18 years,
and also the names of the parents.
Listing NGR: SE1791017215
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