Box Hill: Labelliere’s Grave

Near to Box Hill Fort is the grave of Dorking eccentric Major Peter Labelliere (1726-1800).

Labelliere

Labelliere’s Grave
Image: Richard Purkiss

He left instructions that on his death he was to be buried upside down on Box Hill, claiming that the world was topsy-turvy and he wanted to be right in the end.

One thought on “Box Hill: Labelliere’s Grave”

  1. Alex Street says:

    Date on stone incorrect – should be
    11th JUNE 1800. NOT JULY
    Labelliere died on 4th JUNE 1800, see Dorking Historical Records and original stone, if still extant!

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