SK3686 : Cholera Monument, Sheffield

taken 7 years ago, near to Sheffield, Great Britain

Cholera Monument, Sheffield
Cholera Monument, Sheffield
The monument was erected in the memory of over 400 people who died in the cholera outbreak of 1832. The victims are buried in the surrounding grounds. There is a stunning panorama of Sheffield city centre from this site.

An inscription next to the monument reads "This monument was erected to the memory of 402 persons who died from Asiatic Cholera during the epidemic of 1832, & were buried in these grounds. The total number of persons attacked by this disease was 1347 and amongst those who dies was the Master Cutler for the year Mr John Blake. The foundation stone was laid by James Montgomery the poet, 11th December 1834. The monument was completed and the top stone placed in position 11th April 1835"
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 June, 2010
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 360 867 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.5720N 1:27.5478W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 361 867
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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