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Headstone of William Huggins, Churchyard of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1855 / 53°11'7"N

Longitude: -2.838 / 2°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 344098

OS Northings: 365706

OS Grid: SJ440657

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.3740

Mapcode Global: WH88G.C6T8

Entry Name: Headstone of William Huggins, Churchyard of St James

Listing Date: 22 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55474

Location: Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Christleton

Built-Up Area: Waverton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Christleton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(North Side)

3/28 Headstone of William
Huggins, Churchyard of


Headstone : dated 1884. Pointed arched pink sandstone slab with a -
carved posy of flowers above the inscription. Extracts of this
inscription read:
WILLIAM HUGGINS, an Historic and Animal Painter of acknowledged
eminence. A just and compassionate man who would neither tread on a
worm or cringe to an emperor.
The stone also carries a memorial to Samuel, his brother (an
architectural historian) and Hannah, his sister.
William Huggins lived for the later part of his life at Rock House,
Christleton (q.v.) where it is reported he kept wild animals in the
cellars, to draw from life.

Listing NGR: SJ4409865706

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