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West Norwood Memorial Park Tomb of John Britton

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.4334 / 51°26'0"N

Longitude: -0.1015 / 0°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 532068

OS Northings: 172198

OS Grid: TQ320721

Mapcode National: GBR GS.H2H

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.676H

Entry Name: West Norwood Memorial Park Tomb of John Britton

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Last Amended: 21 April 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106239

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204501

Location: Lambeth, London, SE27

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Gipsy Hill

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: West Norwood St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

1. (east side)

TQ 3272 32/709 Tomb of John Britton in
West Norwood Memorial Park


the entry shall be amended to read as follows:

963-0/32/709 (East side)
27/03/81 West Norwood Memorial Park
Tomb of John Britton


Slab monument. c1857 by George Godwin. Brown millstone grit on
grey granite plinth. Tall, rough-hewn rectangular slab, set on
end, with simple inscription on short square plinth. A
uniquely plain and massive design for its date. Britton was
the most distinguished medieval antiquary of the early C19 and
pioneered study of English cathedrals on which he published
many books. Godwin was an architect and editor of the foremost
C19 architectural journal The Builder.


1. (east side)

Tomb of John Britton in
West Norwood Memorial
TQ 3272 32/709


d. 1857; by George Godwin. Tall, rough-hewn slab of brown granite with simple
inscription on grey granite plinth. Included partly for historic importance of
John Britton, antiquarian and topographer.

Listing NGR: TQ3027172200

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

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