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Gravestones to Tregonwell Campbell and Shelley Families and to Vicars of St Peters in Churchyard of St Peters

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7204 / 50°43'13"N

Longitude: -1.8749 / 1°52'29"W

OS Eastings: 408927

OS Northings: 91204

OS Grid: SZ089912

Mapcode National: GBR X7N.WP

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Y5.RDF

Entry Name: Gravestones to Tregonwell Campbell and Shelley Families and to Vicars of St Peters in Churchyard of St Peters

Listing Date: 1 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101760

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Gravestones to Tregonwell,
Campbell and Shelley
families, and to vicars of
St Peters, in churchyard
of St Peters.
SZ 0891 13/1D 1.8.74.


White marble altar tomb on terrace beside churchyard steps erected circa 1853
by Percy Bysshe Shelley's son to contain the poet's heart and the bodied of his
parents-in-law, William and Mary Godwin, brought here from St Pancras Churchyard
(London), and of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (died 1851). Next to
it, Gothic stone altar tomb of Mrs Maria Campbell (died 1860): pink marble colonnettes
at corners, dog-tooth round inscription panel, foliage carving at ends and under
eaves. Just below, the gravestones of several vicars, including the first, Alexander
Morden Bennett (died 1880): crosses at head and foot, one with roundel of chalice.
On next higher 'landing' of steps the Perpendicular style panelled altar tomb
of Bournemouth's founder, Lewis Tregonwell, erected 1846.

The Church of St Peter, Churchyard Cross, Lychgate, Chapel of the Resurrection,
and 2 groups of gravestones form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0892791204

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

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