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Latitude: 54.517 / 54°31'1"N
Longitude: -2.0123 / 2°0'44"W
OS Eastings: 399301
OS Northings: 513521
OS Grid: NY993135
Mapcode National: GBR GJD6.4K
Mapcode Global: WHB4K.2Q1K
Entry Name: Headstone to William Shaw, 3 Metres North of Church of St Giles
Listing Date: 17 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121037
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111193
Location: Bowes, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bowes
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
BOWES THE STREET
(South side, off)
33/31 Headstone to William
Shaw, 3.0 metres
north of Church of
Large headstone. 1850 to William Shaw. Sandstone.
Headstone with raised moulded edge and 4-centred top. Inscribed: In memory
of William Shaw who died January 10th 1850 Aged 67 years.
Dickens based the character of Wackford Squeers on William Shaw, principal of
the Bowes Academy. See entry for Dotheboys Hall (Item 19/34 and 33/34).
Listed for historical interest.
(John Manning, Dickens on Education, 1959).
Listing NGR: NY9930113521
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