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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
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
SJ 4410 CHRISTLETON C.P. PEPPER STREET
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
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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