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Latitude: 51.569 / 51°34'8"N
Longitude: -0.1484 / 0°8'54"W
OS Eastings: 528428
OS Northings: 187188
OS Grid: TQ284871
Mapcode National: GBR DT.WSS
Mapcode Global: VHGQL.CTXM
Plus Code: 9C3XHV92+HM
Entry Name: Tomb of Thomas Sayers in Highgate (Western) Cemetery
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Last Amended: 11 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1378953
English Heritage Legacy ID: 478316
Location: Camden, London, N6
Electoral Ward/Division: Highgate
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Michael Highgate
Church of England Diocese: London
SWAIN'S LANE (West side)
Tomb of Thomas Sayers in Highgate (Western) Cemetery
(Formerly Listed as: HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY, Grave of Thomas Sayers)
Chest tomb with sculptured dog. c1865. Marble. Rectangular plinth with chest tomb
having battered sides, clasping pilaster strips, projecting cornice with antefixae and pediment to short end having a relief wreath with ribbons. Beneath pediment, a relief portrait cameo with inscription. On plinth in front, a life sized sculpture of Sayers's mastiff dog, Lion, recumbent.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Thomas Sayers was the last of the bare-fisted prizefighters. Immensely popular during his lifetime, his funeral was said to have been attended by 10,000 people with his dog riding on an individual open carriage immediately behind the coffin.
Listing NGR: TQ2842887188
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