The Thomas Gray Monument, Stoke Poges

Gray’s Monument, Stoke Poges

Welcome to the Stoke Poges Thomas Gray 2016 Tercentenary.

Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and academic. His Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is arguably the most famous poem written in the English language and is believed to have been written in Stoke Poges, a village with which Gray had a close association throughout his life and where he was buried.

2016 was the 300th anniversary of his birth.
2021 will be the 250th anniversary of his death.

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