Hucknall Torkard Church, Nottinghamshire

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire is a Grade II* listed building and is perhaps best known for being the burial place of the poet Lord Byron. The medieval church was enlarged in the Victorian era and features many examples of fine carvings and mosaics. Most Lords Byron are buried in the family vault, including the poet and his daughter, Ada, Countess of Lovelace. 


Latitude: 53.039074000000
Longitude: -1.205729900000

Timeline of Events Associated with Hucknall Torkard Church, Nottinghamshire

Date Event Manage
1 Jul 1824 to 16 Jul 1824

Byron's funeral rites

Portrait of ByronFrom 1–16 July 1824, public funeral rites for Byron in England. Following Byron’s death at Missolonghi, Greece, his body was returned to England for burial at Hucknall Torkard Church in Nottinghamshire. Image: Thomas Philipps, Portrait of Lord Byron (1824). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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