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Latitude: 50.4911 / 50°29'27"N
Longitude: -4.0314 / 4°1'52"W
OS Eastings: 256002
OS Northings: 67670
OS Grid: SX560676
Mapcode National: GBR Q1.SG9C
Mapcode Global: FRA 27FR.R7Z
Entry Name: Brooke Monuments to the North of Church of St Leonard
Listing Date: 18 November 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326418
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92881
Location: Sheepstor, West Devon, Devon, PL20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Sheepstor
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
The following items shall be added to the list:-
SHEEPSTOR BROOKE MONUMENTS
SX 56 NE
To the North of Church of
Monuments with railed enclosure to commemorate James Brooke,
First Rajah of Sarawak (d1868) and the second Rajah Charles
Brooke (d1917). Red Aberdeen granite chest tomb to James Brooke
and unusual carved cyclopic granite boulder to Charles Brooke.
Enclosed by plain iron railings on granite plinth. After his
arrival at Sarawak in 1839, James Brooke was handed the
government of the country. He not only assumed responsibility
for the administration of justice but also the expansion of
trade, the improvement of agriculture and the suppression of
piracy and head hunting. Sarawak was ceded to him in full
sovereignty after a successful campaign waged against Sea Dyack
pirates. He returned to live in Burrator, Sheepscombe in 1863
and was succeeded as Rajah by his nephew Charles.
Listing NGR: SX5600267670
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