TQ2982 : Matthew Flinders statue, Euston station

taken 9 months ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

Matthew Flinders statue, Euston station
Matthew Flinders statue, Euston station
Captain Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) was a British naval officer and explorer notable in particular for circumnavigating Australia (the second European to do so, after Abel Tasman, and the first to do it closely enough to observe its coast in detail), identifying it as a continent, and giving it its present name. The statue marks the approximate place of his burial, in what used to be the burial ground of St James Piccadilly. In 1819 building works for the HS2 high speed railway exposed Flinders' coffin and it was determined that he should be reinterred in his home village of Donington, Lincolnshire.
Flinders was accompanied on his voyages by his cat Trim, who is also depicted in the composition.
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces 
Primary Subject of Photo
Statue 
Former (from Tags)
Burial Ground 
Person (from Tags)
Matthew Flinders 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2958 8263 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.6633N 0:8.0062W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2959 8261
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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