SK5453 : Boatswain's Monument at Newstead Abbey

taken 8 years ago, near to Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Boatswain's Monument at Newstead Abbey
Boatswain's Monument at Newstead Abbey
Byron built this monument and the tomb beneath in 1809. They stand on the spot that Byron mistakenly believed to have been occupied by the High Altar of the priory church. The tomb was intended for himself and his Newfoundland dog, Boatswain, who died of rabies in November 1808. In the event, Byron was buried in the family vault at Hucknall and the dog's remains have long since disappeared from this tomb. The monument bears an inscription, composed by Byron in tribute to his favourite dog who 'possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices'. Obviously a cherished pet!
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 January, 2010
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 542 538 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.7264N 1:11.5333W
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