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Monument to Maria Tustin, Kensal Green Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in College Park and Old Oak, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5271 / 51°31'37"N

Longitude: -0.2285 / 0°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 522986

OS Northings: 182395

OS Grid: TQ229823

Mapcode National: GBR BD.F2R

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.0W16

Entry Name: Monument to Maria Tustin, Kensal Green Cemetery

Listing Date: 13 June 2001

Last Amended: 3 April 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487551

Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London, NW10

County: London

District: Hammersmith and Fulham

Electoral Ward/Division: College Park and Old Oak

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hammersmith and Fulham

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mark, Kensal Rise

Church of England Diocese: London

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Summary


Funerary monument, dated 1914.

Description

Carrara marble statue of seated medieval woman on base of red granite with pressed metal angles decorated with torches. The leaded inscription consists of a lengthy encomium to Maria Tustin (d.1914).


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/05/2018

History

The Cemetery of All Souls at Kensal Green was the earliest of the large privately-run cemeteries established on the fringes of London to relieve pressure on overcrowded urban churchyards. Its founder George Frederick Carden intended it as an English counterpart to the great Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, which he had visited in 1821. In 1830, with the financial backing of the banker Sir John Dean Paul, Carden established the General Cemetery Company, and two years later an Act of Parliament was obtained to develop a 55-acre site at Kensal Green, then among open fields to the west of the metropolis. An architectural competition was held, but the winning entry – a Gothic scheme by HE Kendall – fell foul of Sir John's classicising tastes, and the surveyor John Griffith of Finsbury was eventually employed both to lay out the grounds and to design the Greek Revival chapels, entrance arch and catacombs, built between 1834 and 1837. A sequence of royal burials, beginning in 1843 with that of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, ensured the cemetery’s popularity. It is still administered by the General Cemetery Company, assisted since 1989 by the Friends of Kensal Green.

Reasons for Listing

The monument to Maria Tustin is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Artistic interest: a particularly good early piece of early-C20 figure sculpture from a monumental masons' yard;
* Group value: with other listed monuments within the Grade I registered Kensal Green Cemetery.

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