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Graveslab About 10 Yards to East of Church, to 17 Victims of Mill Fire at Colne Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Huddersfield, Kirklees

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341132

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD5

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text

Grave slab about 10 yards
to east of church, to 17
victims of mill fire at
Colne Bridge


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

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

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