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Description: Monument to Spencer Perceval
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242268
OS Grid Reference: SK6397270701
OS Grid Coordinates: 463972, 370701
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2295, -1.0431
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PERLETHORPE THORESBY PARK
SK 67 SW
1/126 Monument to
Sarcophagus on base. 1812. Ashlar. Rectangular base has
inscribed plinth and moulded cornice. Plinth inscribed 'And you,
great Spencer, with your latest breath, Did'st feel your ruling
passion strong in Death. Such in those moments as in all the
past Oh save my country Heaven was your last.' Base inscribed
'In memory of The Right Honourable excellent and most Amiable
Spencer Perceval, Basely and Barbarously murdered in the Exercise
of his Duty May 11th 1812'. Sarcophagus has scalloped rounded
ends, scrolled reeded cradles, and hipped lid. Spencer Perceval
was Prime Minister 1809-1812 and was shot in the House of
Listing NGR: SK6397270701
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Source: English Heritage
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