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Tirsi's Urn in West Part of Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1874 2193, St Paul's Walden

Description: Tirsi's Urn in West Part of Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1874 2193

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162992

OS Grid Reference: TL1874021930
OS Grid Coordinates: 518740, 221930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8833, -0.2762

Location: Codicote, Hertfordshire SG4 8BP

Locality: St Paul's Walden
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8BP

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Listing Text


12/199 Tirsi's Urn in west part of gardens
at The Bury at Grid Ref TL 1874 2193
27.5.68 (formerly listed as The Gardens at
St Paul's Walden Bury)


Memorial urn. To Tirsi, a pet dog, who died 1768. Carved limestone urn
and pedestal. A large Neo-Classical urn about l½M tall set on a pedestal
of equal height and about 1M square, set within a circle of Yew trees.
Urn has carved wave-pattern around base, moulded stem to ovoid shaped
body with key-pattern band around shoulder. Egg-and-dart band and
acanthus knob to cap. Solid stone plinth with raised and fielded panel
to each face and inscription cut in W side. Moulded base and cap with
delicate corona. Inscription reads: 'Within these Shades in peaceful
Ashes lies/The most endearing of his Species:/TIRSI loveliest of the
faithful kind/In manners meak, and of a gentle Mind./TIRSI/too early
lost! the Zephirs sigh,/His Mem'ry dear, his Mistrefs ever retains,/
And fair unspotted fame attend his Manes/Ob,:7 Sep tr 1768/Aetat 4.'.

Listing NGR: TL1874021930

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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