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Tomb of Thomas Sayers in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Highgate, Camden

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478316

Location: Camden, London, N6

County: Camden

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

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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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