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Monument 10 Yards to East of Church of St John to Victims of Mill Fire at Colne Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkburton, Kirklees

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341133

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD5

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text

SE 11 NE CHURCH LANE
Kirkheaton
2/17
Monument 10 yards to
east of Church of St.
John to victims of
mill fire at Colne Bridge

G.V. II


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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