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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11745
Current location

St. Pau;'s Cathedral
St. Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Chapel of St. Faith, a tablet with robust aedicule frame Carved marble The panel has the memorial inscription in the upper section and at the base is an arrangement of naval trophies, including a cannon and anchor, coil of rope, flags and, behind, the heads of muskets etc. It is flanked by free-standing Composite columns, the shafts carved with spiralling foliage, and a projecting base with moulding in the form of a rope. The pediment, of ogee outline, encloses a pair of elaborately carved armorials with a stag crest. The apron is carved with insignia of a sword crossed with a baton imposed on a wreath, a motto beneath. The tablet is fixed to a shaped, black marble back-panel to the wall.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL SIR JAMES SCOTT K.C.B. / ELDEST SON OF THOS.SCOTT ESQ: OF HAM COMMON MIDDLESEX AND GLENLUCE N.B, / BORN JUNE 18TH.1787, DIED MARCH 2ND.1872. / IN HONOURED REMEMBRANCE OF HIS WORTH, / AND IN HIGH APPRECIATION OF HIS LONG AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES, / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY HIS OFFICERS, BROTHER OFFICERS, AND FRIENDS. / HE SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE FRENCH, AMERICAN AND CHINESE WARS, / AND IN THE COURSE OF AN ARDUOUS AND BRILLIANT CAREER, / TOOK PART IN / 2 GENERAL ACTIONS / 5 SIEGES / AT CAPTURE AND STORMING OF / 1 CAPITAL / 23 TOWNS & CITIES / 32 BATTERIES / 22 FORTS / AT CAPTURE AND CUTTING OUT OF / 1 LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP / 5 FRIGATES / 6 SLOOPS OF WAR / 21 GUNBOATS / 300 MERCHANT VESSELS / SEVERAL PRIVATEERS & LETTERS OF MARQUE / AND RECEIVED THE THANKS OF BOTH / HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Scott, James
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,age of death,relationships,additional,address
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 129 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.435

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