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Latitude: 53.6511 / 53°39'4"N
Longitude: -1.7305 / 1°43'49"W
OS Eastings: 417913
OS Northings: 417214
OS Grid: SE179172
Mapcode National: GBR JVC6.5X
Mapcode Global: WHCB2.DH6B
Entry Name: Monument 10 Yards to East of Church of St John to Victims of Mill Fire at Colne Bridge
Listing Date: 16 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1183655
English Heritage Legacy ID: 341133
Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD5
Civil Parish: Kirkburton
Built-Up Area: Huddersfield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kirkheaton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 11 NE CHURCH LANE
Monument 10 yards to
east of Church of St.
John to victims of
mill fire at Colne Bridge
Memorial column. Dated 1821. Restored 1969. Ashlar. Very short
column with dentilled capital surmounted by crest of foliage, on square
ashlar plinth with frieze. Inscribed in capitals on one side: "To
commemorate the dreadful fate of seventeen children who fell unhappy
victims to a raging fire at Mr. Atkinson's factory, Colne Bridge.
Feb. 14th 1818. This monument was erected by voluntary contribution
MDCCCXXI." On another side are the names and ages of those who died.
All girls, aged from 9 to 18 years. A third side inscribed in
capitals: "Near this place lie what remained of the bodies of seventeen
children, a striking and awful instance of the uncertainty of life and
the vanity of human attainments." On the fourth side is a poem.
Listing NGR: SE1791317214
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