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Moore Monument in Churchyard North of Tower of Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3858 / 51°23'8"N

Longitude: -2.0543 / 2°3'15"W

OS Eastings: 396315

OS Northings: 165195

OS Grid: ST963651

Mapcode National: GBR 2TK.3FH

Mapcode Global: VHB47.BFTH

Entry Name: Moore Monument in Churchyard North of Tower of Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 3 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 311179

Location: Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bromham

Built-Up Area: Bromham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bromham, Chittoe and Sandy Lane

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(west side)

10/29 Moore monument in churchyard north
of tower of Church of St Nicholas


Celtic cross, 1906, Ballinasloe limestone. To the poet Thomas
Moore (1779-1852). 5.5m high ornamented cross on large battered
base inscribed in Gaelic lettering 'Thomas Moore Born 28 May 1779
Died 25 February 1852', and below,
'Dear harp of my country, in darkness I found thee
The cold chain of silence had hung o'er thee long
When proudly, my own island harp, I unbound thee
And gave all thy chords to light, freedom and song'.
On the rear is inscribed:
'The poet of all circles, and the idol
of his own' Byron.

Listing NGR: ST9631565195

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