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Captain Cook Birthplace Vase

Granite vase marking the location of the cottage where Captain Cook was born.

  • Stewart Park Near the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Marton TS7 8AT

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Nearest major road is A19. From the A19 take the A174 then the A172 to Middlesbrough centre. The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is signposted by brown signs from the A19 and A174. Car park situated in Stewart Park.

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A granite vase marking the location of the cottage where Captain Cook was born is located in Stewart Park near the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum.

The inscription reads: THIS GRANITE VASE / WAS ERECTED BY / H.W.F. BOLCKOW / OF MARTON HALL. AD. 1858 / TO MARK THE SITE / OF THE COTTAGE IN WHICH / CAPTAIN JAMES COOK / THE WORLD CIRCUMNAVIGATOR, / WAS BORN OCT. 27TH 1728

The birthplace and early home of the famous explorer, Captain James Cook (1728-79) is described as - a 'low cottage, two rooms, one within the other the walls of mud and covered with thatch'. 

The cottage where Cook was born was demolished in 1786. Henry Bolckow erected the vase in 1858. The pedestal is made of red polished granite 86cm high x 77cm square. The vase is made of red polished granite 85cm high x 390cm circumference.