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Caslon Tomb in St Luke's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5249 / 51°31'29"N

Longitude: -0.0939 / 0°5'38"W

OS Eastings: 532327

OS Northings: 182391

OS Grid: TQ323823

Mapcode National: GBR R7.1J

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.BX6V

Entry Name: Caslon Tomb in St Luke's Churchyard

Listing Date: 28 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436242

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Clement Finsbuy

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3282 SW
OLD STREET 635-1/75/10070
Caslon tomb in St Luke's
Churchyard

II

Funerary monument to the Caslon family. C18 chest tomb of painted Portland stone with a ledger slab possibly of Welsh limestone. Baluster-type pilasters; sunken inscription panels. Surrounded by contemporary railings with spearhead finials with urns at the corners. William Caslon the Elder (1692-1766) and his son William (1720-1778) were distinguished type founders after whom a typeface is named. SOUPCE: Dictionary of National Biography.

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Listing NGR: TQ3232782391

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Description

TQ 3282 SW
OLD STREET 635-1/75/10070
Caslon tomb in St Luke's
Churchyard

II

Funerary monument to the Caslon family. C18 chest tomb of painted Portland stone with a ledger slab possibly of Welsh limestone. Baluster-type pilasters; sunken inscription panels. Surrounded by contemporary railings with spearhead finials with urns at the corners. William Caslon the Elder (1692-1766) and his son William (1720-1778) were distinguished type founders after whom a typeface is named. SOUPCE: Dictionary of National Biography.

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Listing NGR: TQ3232782391

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