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Description: Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111193
OS Grid Reference: NY9930113521
OS Grid Coordinates: 399301, 513521
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5170, -2.0123
BOWES THE STREET
(South side, off)
33/31 Headstone to William
Shaw, 3.0 metres
north of Church of
Large headstone. 1850 to William Shaw. Sandstone.
Headstone with raised moulded edge and 4-centred top. Inscribed: In memory
of William Shaw who died January 10th 1850 Aged 67 years.
Dickens based the character of Wackford Squeers on William Shaw, principal of
the Bowes Academy. See entry for Dotheboys Hall (Item 19/34 and 33/34).
Listed for historical interest.
(John Manning, Dickens on Education, 1959).
Listing NGR: NY9930113521
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Source: English Heritage
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