Description: Moore Monument in Churchyard North of Tower of Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 3 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 311179
OS Grid Reference: ST9631565195
OS Grid Coordinates: 396315, 165195
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3858, -2.0543
ST 9665 BROMHAM HIGH STREET
10/29 Moore monument in churchyard north
of tower of Church of St Nicholas
Celtic cross, 1906, Ballinasloe limestone. To the poet Thomas
Moore (1779-1852). 5.5m high ornamented cross on large battered
base inscribed in Gaelic lettering 'Thomas Moore Born 28 May 1779
Died 25 February 1852', and below,
'Dear harp of my country, in darkness I found thee
The cold chain of silence had hung o'er thee long
When proudly, my own island harp, I unbound thee
And gave all thy chords to light, freedom and song'.
On the rear is inscribed:
'The poet of all circles, and the idol
of his own' Byron.
Listing NGR: ST9631565195
Source: English Heritage
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