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Tomb of John Harrison and Family in St Johns Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5552 / 51°33'18"N

Longitude: -0.1811 / 0°10'52"W

OS Eastings: 526196

OS Northings: 185601

OS Grid: TQ261856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.M0N

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T53M

Entry Name: Tomb of John Harrison and Family in St Johns Churchyard

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476969

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/244 Tomb of John Harrison and family in
14/05/74 St John's Churchyard
(Formerly Listed as:
Grave of John Harrison (St John's


Chest tomb above brick vault. c1776, restored. Marble.
Rectangular plan on a stepped base. Fluted pilasters, set in
from angles on each side, have paterae enriched capitals at
level of fluted frieze; abacus and astragal continue around
tomb as cornice and string. North side inscription gives a
biography of John Harrison who invented the marine chronometer
and to the memory of his wife. South side inscription a
biography of his son William who tested his chronometers on
sea voyages and helped his father in a long struggle to claim
a ยป20,000 prize. Edge of top slab inscribed "Reconstructed at
the expense of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the
City of London 1879: William Parker, Master. Renewed and
railings removed 1934".

Listing NGR: TQ2619685601

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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