Lord Byron is buried in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire,
England in the
family vault. (See map...ref no. 27)
Memorial Tablet to Lord Byron.
The marble plaque was donated by the King of Greece in 1881. It is
inlaid with brass and set into the chancel floor as near as possible to his
coffin in the vault below.
In 1816 Byron was forced to leave England for good due to his
scandalous lifestyle. He had several affairs, including one with his half-sister
Augusta Leigh who gave birth to his daughter and one with Lady Caroline Lamb who
famously referred to him as: 'Bad, mad and dangerous to know.'
Byron died at Missolonghi in Greece in 1824 while helping the Greeks in their struggle for
independence from Turkey. However, he did not die in battle but as a result of
a fever he contracted after going for a ride in a rainstorm.
body was brought back to England but he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey. Instead his body was
laid in the family vault in Nottinghamshire. Many thousands of people turned out to
pay their respects during the funeral procession which itself, extended for a
quarter of a mile.