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Latitude: 51.569 / 51°34'8"N
Longitude: -0.1484 / 0°8'54"W
OS Eastings: 528428
OS Northings: 187188
OS Grid: TQ284871
Mapcode National: GBR DT.WSS
Mapcode Global: VHGQL.CTXM
Entry Name: Tomb of Thomas Sayers in Highgate (Western) Cemetery
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Last Amended: 11 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1378953
English Heritage Legacy ID: 478316
Location: Camden, London, N6
London Borough Ward: Highgate
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Michael Highgate
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2887SW SWAIN'S LANE
798-1/5/1577 (West side)
14/05/74 Tomb of Thomas Sayers in Highgate
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGHGATE (WESTERN) CEMETERY
Grave of Thomas Sayers)
Chest tomb with sculptured dog. c1865. Marble. Rectangular
plinth with chest tomb having battered sides, clasping
pilaster strips, projecting cornice with antefixae and
pediment to short end having a relief wreath with ribbons.
Beneath pediment, a relief portrait cameo with inscription. On
plinth in front, a life sized sculpture of Sayers's mastiff
dog, Lion, recumbent. HISTORICAL NOTE: Thomas Sayers was the
last of the bare-fisted prizefighters. Immensely popular
during his lifetime, his funeral was said to have been
attended by 10,000 people with his dog riding on an individual
open carriage immediately behind the coffin.
(Victorian Society Annual, 1989: Brooks C: 'Burying Tom
Sayers': London: -1990: 4-20).
Listing NGR: TQ2842887188
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