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Brooke Monuments to the North of Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheepstor, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QFXR9+CC

Entry Name: Brooke Monuments to the North of Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 18 November 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92881

Location: Sheepstor, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Sheepstor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Monument

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The following items shall be added to the list:-
SX 56 NE
To the North of Church of
St Leonard

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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