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Tirsi's Urn in West Part of Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1874 2193

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8833 / 51°52'59"N

Longitude: -0.2762 / 0°16'34"W

OS Eastings: 518740

OS Northings: 221930

OS Grid: TL187219

Mapcode National: GBR H6N.WGT

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.5XBN

Entry Name: Tirsi's Urn in West Part of Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1874 2193

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162992

Location: St. Paul's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Paul's Walden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


12/199 Tirsi's Urn in west part of gardens
at The Bury at Grid Ref TL 1874 2193
27.5.68 (formerly listed as The Gardens at
St Paul's Walden Bury)


Memorial urn. To Tirsi, a pet dog, who died 1768. Carved limestone urn
and pedestal. A large Neo-Classical urn about l½M tall set on a pedestal
of equal height and about 1M square, set within a circle of Yew trees.
Urn has carved wave-pattern around base, moulded stem to ovoid shaped
body with key-pattern band around shoulder. Egg-and-dart band and
acanthus knob to cap. Solid stone plinth with raised and fielded panel
to each face and inscription cut in W side. Moulded base and cap with
delicate corona. Inscription reads: 'Within these Shades in peaceful
Ashes lies/The most endearing of his Species:/TIRSI loveliest of the
faithful kind/In manners meak, and of a gentle Mind./TIRSI/too early
lost! the Zephirs sigh,/His Mem'ry dear, his Mistrefs ever retains,/
And fair unspotted fame attend his Manes/Ob,:7 Sep tr 1768/Aetat 4.'.

Listing NGR: TL1874021930

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