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Grave of Thomas Port, 12 Yards West of South Porch of the Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Harrow on the Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.5741 / 51°34'26"N

Longitude: -0.3374 / 0°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 515311

OS Northings: 187441

OS Grid: TQ153874

Mapcode National: GBR 63.HM8

Mapcode Global: VHGQH.3PGP

Entry Name: Grave of Thomas Port, 12 Yards West of South Porch of the Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 25 May 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202003

Location: Harrow, London, HA1

County: London

District: Harrow

Electoral Ward/Division: Harrow on the Hill

Built-Up Area: Harrow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Harrow-on-the-Hill

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Grave of Thomas Port,
12 yards west of south porch
of the Parish Church of St Mary
TQ 1587 SW 16/2A


1838. Slate headstone. Inscribed: "To the memory of THOMAS PORT Son of John Port
of Burton-on-Trent, in the County of Staffordshire, Hat Manufacturer, who near this
town had both his legs severed from his body by the railway train, with great
fortitude he bore a second amputation by the surgeons and died from loss of blood,
August 7 1838 Aged 33 years."
"Bright rose the morn and vig'rous rose poor Port, Gay on the Train he used his
wonted sport, Ere noon arrived his mangled form they bore, with pain distorted and
o'erwhelmed with gore, when evening came to close the fatal day, a mutilated corpse
the sufferer lay".

Listing NGR: TQ1531187441

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