Grays Field - Stoke Poges - Berks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 32.112 W 000° 36.894
30U E 665417 N 5712040
Quick Description: A field with the Memorial to Thomas Gray the Poet standing In the Corner
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 3:02:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM6353
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 4

Long Description:
Entrance by the Church of St Giles, in Stoke Poges
also from inside the churchyard

Thomas Gray is buried in St. Giles's Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.
He died at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge and requested to be buried next to his mother. His tomb is below the east window of the Hastings Chapel. The tablet on the wall of the church records that his mother is buried in the vault below.

Gray is chiefly remembered for his great poem : Elegy in a Country Churchyard - which is believed to have been set in St. Giles. It is thought that Gray commenced writing this poem in 1742 but didn't complete it until 1750 when he sent it to Horace Walpole in a letter.

Verses from the Elegy are inscribed on his monument which was erected in 1799 and stands to the east of the church.

The address of property, including Postcode.:
Church Lane Stoke Poges Berkshire

The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
no charge car parking opposite side of the road free for church and memorial


National Trust member: yes

Web page: Not listed

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

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