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Latitude: 55.6012 / 55°36'4"N
Longitude: -4.5013 / 4°30'4"W
OS Eastings: 242510
OS Northings: 637020
OS Grid: NS425370
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.N3V4
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.TGQV
Plus Code: 9C7QJF2X+FF
Entry Name: Cholera Monument, Howard Park, Howard Park Drive, Kilmarnock
Listing Name: Howard Park, Cholera Monument
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396197
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48731
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1832; small stone memorial to cholera victims cordoned off with low, single railing; small stone piers with diamond carvings. Plinth; string course; square shaft with memorial plaque; cushion cap.
B Group with Howard Park Gates, Dr Marshall Monument, Old Men's Hut and Park Keeper's House. The plaque reads: 'Sacred - to the memory of those inhabitants who died from cholera during the epidemic of 1832 and are here interred'. 250 victims of the cholera epidemic were buried in this mass grave because the common burying ground was thought to be too small and the authorities also believed it might minimise further risk of infection. The choice of the park was probably favoured because a temporary hospital had been erected in the park to cope with the sick and thus the journey from hospital to grave was quick, helping to prevent infection.
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