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Tomb of William and John Hart and R Carey and a Cary in St Johns Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5551 / 51°33'18"N

Longitude: -0.1809 / 0°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 526212

OS Northings: 185596

OS Grid: TQ262855

Mapcode National: GBR D0.M2W

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T57N

Entry Name: Tomb of William and John Hart and R Carey and a Cary in St Johns Churchyard

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476977

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


798-1/26/245 Tomb of William & John Hart and R
Carey & A Cary in St John's


Chest tomb above brick vault. c1717. Limestone. Rectangular
plan on stepped base. Long sides with fine carved panels of
swags with cherub heads, skulls and inscriptions, flanked by
egg-and-dart and gadrooned Classical enrichment to angles.
Ends with fine carved panels depicting a tasselled skull and
crossbones surmounted by a winged hour-glass hanging from a
ribbon, and a tasselled skull with bones and cross trumpets
surmounted by a winged and ribboned feature. Lid with
weathered inscription.
HISTORICAL NOTE: William Hart, "late Citizen and Salter of
London" is buried with his son, John, "Citizen and Mercer of
London". Robert Carey, presumably his son in law, was interred
in 1751 and described as "Tiramiet Merchant" which it appears
was the mason's misinterpretation of the cursive lettering
"Virginia Merchant". The name Carey is also spelt without an
"e" for the females. A fine, well preserved example of an C18
chest tomb.

Listing NGR: TQ2621285596

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

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