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GRAVESLAB ABOUT 10 YARDS TO EAST OF CHURCH, TO 17 VICTIMS OF MILL FIRE AT COLNE BRIDGE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GRAVESLAB ABOUT 10 YARDS TO EAST OF CHURCH, TO 17 VICTIMS OF MILL FIRE AT COLNE BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1135392

Location

GRAVESLAB ABOUT 10 YARDS TO EAST OF CHURCH, TO 17 VICTIMS OF MILL FIRE AT COLNE BRIDGE, CHURCH LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Kirklees

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Kirkburton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-May-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 341132

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History

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Details

SE 11 NE CHURCH LANE Kirkheaton 2/16 Grave slab about 10 yards to east of church, to 17 victims of mill fire at Colne Bridge

G.V. II

Grave slab. 1818. Recently raised on low stone plinth. The stone is inscribed: "In memory of seventeen children whose remains are here interrd. who fell lamentable victims to the destructive element of fire in the cotton manufactury of Mr. T'hos. Atkinson at Colne Bridge, Feb. 14th 1818. This melancholy catastrophe was occasioned in consequence of the formen sending a boy into the lower room with a naked light. The following are the names of the unfortunate sufferers."

The full names of the victims are given, with ages from 9-18 years, and also the names of the parents.

Listing NGR: SE1791017215

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National Grid Reference: SE 17910 17215

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