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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246126
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487551
Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London, NW10
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
Funerary monument, dated 1914.
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
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.
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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