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15903


Sunderland


Houghton-le-Spring, Rectory Park, dog's grave


Houghton-le-Spring


NZ34NW


Religious Ritual and Funerary


Burial


Animal Burial


Early Modern


C19


Structure


Rev. John Grey, rector of Houghton 1847 to 1895 and his wife Helen, buried their pet dog in the park when he died in 1878. The gravestone read "DEAR LITTLE BIJOU. THY CHERISHED MEMORY WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF AFFECTION. AND GENTLENESS AND TRUSTING LOVE. MARCH 13 1878. J AND H.M G'.


341


498


NZ341498



Paul Lanagan, Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society, 2013, Houghton-le-Spring Rectory - A Walk Around the Grounds (www.houghtonlespring.org.uk); Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd. 2014, Rectory Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording

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