SU9782 : Thomas Gray Memorial

taken 2 months ago, near to Wexham Street, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Thomas Gray Memorial
Thomas Gray Memorial
Standing near St. Giles’ Church, this five metre high monument of brick faced with Portland stone commemorates the poet Thomas Gray’s long association with the village of Stoke Poges and recognises his world-famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'.

Composed over a number of years, the poem is believed to reference Stoke Poges, with which Gray had a close association throughout his life and in which he was known to be staying when he completed the verse in 1750.

Verses from the Elegy are inscribed on the monument, which was erected in 1799.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9779 8269 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0793N 0:35.4908W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9780 8267
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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