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Tomb of John St John Long

A Grade II* Listed Building in Queens Park, London

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Latitude: 51.5285 / 51°31'42"N

Longitude: -0.2231 / 0°13'23"W

OS Eastings: 523357

OS Northings: 182561

OS Grid: TQ233825

Mapcode National: GBR BD.GF6

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.2VX4

Entry Name: Tomb of John St John Long

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203837

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Queens Park

Built-Up Area: Brent

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michaell and All Angels Ladbroke Grove

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2382 NE
249/80/55 HARROW ROAD W10


Tomb of John St John Long. 1834. By Robert W Sievier, sculptor. Portland stone and Carrara marble circular aedicule on square base. Square lower section on stepped base with segmental pediment with anthemion finial and tympanum containing a wreath (or snakes at a bowl) to each face, the projecting inscription panels flanked by quills or the snake entwined staffs of Aesculapius. Upper section contains a marble statue of Hygeia, Greek goddess of health, holding a cup, placed within an altar-topped aedicule, based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates with an anthemion frieze and antefixes. History: Long was a medical practitioner who ran a lucrative practice treating ailments via friction and other quack methods, and was thrice convicted of the manslaughter of patients; the inscription on the south side appeals to the passer-by not to condemn him. One of the earliest and most celebrated monuments in the cemetery.
Survey of London Vol XXXVII Plate 31b.

Listing NGR: TQ2338282563

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