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Byrnes Monument, Hesket, Cumbria

Byrnes Monument, Hesket, Cumbria
Photograph taken 15 August 2007 © Mr Stuart Brighton. Source Historic England Archive ref: 73905

This roadside monument has an inscription which reads; HERE CONSTABLE JOSEPH BYRNES FELL ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 29 1885, SHOT BY THE THREE NETHERBY BURGLARS WHOM HE SINGLE HANDED ENDEAVOURED TO ARREST. It was restored in 1911.

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