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Sambo's Grave, Lancaster
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Sambo's Grave is the burial site of a dark-skinned cabin boy or slave, on unconsecrated ground in a field near the small village of Sunderland Point, near Heysham and Overton, Lancashire, North West England. Sunderland Point was a port, serving cotton, sugar and slave ships from the West Indies and North America, which declined after Glasson Dock was opened in 1787. It is a very small community only accessible via a narrow road, which crosses a salt marsh and is cut off at high tide.HistoryIn the early 18th century Sunderland Point was a port for Lancaster, serving ships too large to sail up to the town. According to the Lonsdale Magazine of 1822, Sambo had arrived around 1736 from the West Indies as a servant to the captain of an unnamed ship:It has also been suggested that Sambo may have died from a disease to which he had no natural immunity, contracted from contact with Europeans. He was buried in unconsecrated ground (as he was not a Christian) on the weatherbeaten shoreline of Morecambe Bay.
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  • Nice walk out to Sambo's grave, I often sit and contemplate life and marvel at how accepting people 200 were compared to now. It's a thought provoking place to go and warms my heart to see the love an...  more »
  • If you love walking then this place is for you. Great scenery, great history and great location. I personally loved it but I'm not too sure on how many people will agree with me 
  • Nice drive on our way to Lancaster, check the tide times first, park up at the first set of houses and route is set out on toilet block, easy to find and not far to walk, however would be difficult wi...  more »