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Tombstone to John Kane 20 Metres South of the Church of Saint Anne

A Grade II Listed Building in High Peak, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2536 / 53°15'12"N

Longitude: -1.9158 / 1°54'56"W

OS Eastings: 405716

OS Northings: 372954

OS Grid: SK057729

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2T.1D

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.JHY3

Entry Name: Tombstone to John Kane 20 Metres South of the Church of Saint Anne

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259393

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462939

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central

Built-Up Area: Buxton (High Peak)

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/6/46 (West side (off))
Tombstone to John Kane 20m south of
the Church of St Anne


Tomb and headstone. 1799, dated and inscribed. Gritstone
memorial, kerbed slab to front; partial remains of iron
railings. The inscription reads: THIS Stone is placed here/In
memory of/JOHN KANE Comedian/who departed this life
december/the 10th 1799 Aged 58 years. The kerbed slab reads:
This Grave was restored by John Laurence Toole in kind
sympathy of one of the most/eminent comedians of the Victorian
Era/who visited Buxton on 14 August 1889 on the occasion of
the opening of the new theatre.
John Kane was a friend of William Martin. It is reputed that
he died after mistaking Aconite for a variety of radish.
(Stark JJ: St Annes Church , Buxton.).

Listing NGR: SK0571672954

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