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Latitude: 50.3236 / 50°19'24"N
Longitude: -3.6002 / 3°36'0"W
OS Eastings: 286186
OS Northings: 48292
OS Grid: SX861482
Mapcode National: GBR QR.M4PG
Mapcode Global: FRA 38B5.Z2M
Entry Name: George Parker Bidder Monument About 5 Metres South of Tower of Church of St. Peter
Listing Date: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325164
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99940
Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming
Built-Up Area: Stoke Fleming
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
STOKE FLEMING CHURCH ROAD
SX84NE STOKE FLEMING.
6/155 George Parker Bidder
Monument about 5 metres
South of tower of Church
of St. Peter
Churchyard monument. Circa 1878. Granite monolith in form of an early
medieval cross with short arms on a round head and with roll-moulded
arrises. Stepped granite plinth with lead inscription in upper case
lettering:- In memory of George Parker Bidder, born June 14th 1806, died
September 20th 1878.
George Parker Bidder was born in Moretonhampstead but lived at Stoke House
in Stoke Fleming. He was an infant prodigy, civil engineer and
mathematician. He was associated with Robert Stephenson in the London and
Birmingham railway project (1834); he helped to found the Electric
Telegraph Company, constructed the Victoria Docks in London and was
president of the Devonshire Association.
Source: W.G. Hoskins, Devon, page 440. Whites Directory 1878.
B.F. Cresswell, NOTES ON DEVON CHURCHES, Deanery of Ipplepen, 1903.
Listing NGR: SX8618648292
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