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Bulmers Monument in Garden of Town Head, Westerdale

Description: Bulmers Monument in Garden of Town Head

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 328059

OS Grid Reference: NZ6661105639
OS Grid Coordinates: 466611, 505639
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4418, -0.9744

Location: Lead Lane, North York Moors National Park YO21 2DT

Locality: Westerdale
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO21 2DT

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Listing Text

East side

6/141 Bulmer's Monument,
in garden of
Town Head

Monument, 1727 dated on east face. Hard gritstone carved in
primitive style. Large square plinth. Plain stepped base and
square stepped shaft with relief carving of a lifeboat on each
face of the step. Stepped top, with socket for missing finial.
Main shaft has round angle pilasters supporting keyed segmental
arches, the panels within and beneath them inscribed in archaic

On East face: 1727 in this year it was true intent to make a
lasting monument to show thy mercies ever-where abound and saves
where no mankind are to be found of this having had large expieryance.
This ship y Providence.

On South face: Thy saile on sea short it must be. We must be stript
of all and then return to dust.
And this the Charity.

On North face: To many forein shores then Germany Holland France
and Spain. Wreckd at lenth his frail bark.
Y Faithfull.

On West face: The hopefull anchors cast is now unriggd and here
ly-eth moo-rd fast. Rememb-er man.
Y Hopefull.

Around the frieze: Thos. Bulmer who lived here has often crossed
the main.

On the base: Tossed on Rough Seas on broken pieces of the ship
until .... (the rest obscured by lichens).

Pevsner, N. Riding p.384.

Listing NGR: NZ6661105639

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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