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Memorial to Fairburn Family to West of Church of St Mary (12 Metres South South West of Memorial to John Brooks

A Grade II Listed Building in St Mary's, Bury

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Latitude: 53.5292 / 53°31'45"N

Longitude: -2.2875 / 2°17'15"W

OS Eastings: 381038

OS Northings: 403655

OS Grid: SD810036

Mapcode National: GBR DWGM.KL

Mapcode Global: WH983.TKW9

Plus Code: 9C5VGPH6+MX

Entry Name: Memorial to Fairburn Family to West of Church of St Mary (12 Metres South South West of Memorial to John Brooks

Listing Date: 23 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433338

Location: St. Mary's, Bury, M25

County: Bury

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Prestwich St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 8103
(west side)

Memorial to Fairbairn
family - to west of Church
of St Mary (12m SSW of
memorial to John Brooks,


Tomb chest, either c.1859-60 or c.1874-5. Commemorates Peter, son of William Fairbairn
(d.1859); John, eldest son of William Fairbairn (d.1867); George, 4th son of William Fairbairn
(d.1868); Sir William Fairbairn, L.L.D., First baronet of Ardwick (d.1874) and Dame Dorothy
Fairbairn his wife (d.1882). Polished grey granite on sandstone base. Broad rectangular base (with
remains of feet of former cast-iron railings), plain sandstone plinth, and shallow chest of elegant
design with deep cavetto sides and shallow hipped upper surface. the north slope of this bears the
inscriptions to the sons, and the south side to Sir William and Dame Dorothy Fairbairn. History:
Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874), the eminent engineer, born at Kelso, the son of a farm servant,
began his engineering experience at coal mining sites in the north-east of England, came to
Manchester and formed partnership with James Lillie in 1817 making machinery for cotton mills,
member of Institute of Civil Engineers 1830, subsequently one of the pre-eminent bridge-building
and engineering consultants of the mid-C19. [Dictionary of National Biography (1900) vol. 18,

Listing NGR: SD8103803655

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