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Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles, Bowes

Description: Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles

Grade: II
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

Location: The Street, Bowes, Durham DL12 9LG

Locality: Bowes
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9LG

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Listing Text

NY 9913
(South side, off)
33/31 Headstone to William
Shaw, 3.0 metres
north of Church of
St. Giles
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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