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Latitude: 53.6968 / 53°41'48"N
Longitude: -2.2526 / 2°15'9"W
OS Eastings: 383420
OS Northings: 422291
OS Grid: SD834222
Mapcode National: GBR DTQP.3J
Mapcode Global: WHB8H.CBLT
Entry Name: Harrier Hound Monument to Methusalah Yates in Churchyard to South of Church of St. Nicholas with St. John
Listing Date: 9 May 2003
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390506
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490407
Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4
Electoral Ward/Division: Hareholme
Built-Up Area: Rawtenstall
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Newchurch St Nicholas with St John
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
255/0/10022 CHURCH STREET
Harrier Hound Monument to Methusalah Y
ates in churchyard to south of Church
of St. Nicholas with St. John
Monument. Dated 1864. Ashlar. Moulded pedestal on base has austere block on top with inscription panels to side and deeply cut relief lunettes on ends carved with trophies of objects of the chase. Lying on top is a particularly well-sculpted harrier hound. The austere base enhances the lifelike quality of the animal. The inscriptions read: 'Sacred to the memory of OLD THU (METHUSALAH YATES) DIED 27TH FEBRUARY 1864. AGED 78 YEARS. He was a Huntsman of Harriers for 50 years, five and twenty of which were by the Rossendale Hunt' and 'Erected by the members of the Rossendale Hunt'.
This fine quality and very unusual monument forms a group with the Church of St. Nicholas with St. John (qv).
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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