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Canterbury City Cemetery joseph Conrad Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2859 / 51°17'9"N

Longitude: 1.0641 / 1°3'50"E

OS Eastings: 613763

OS Northings: 158543

OS Grid: TR137585

Mapcode National: GBR TY1.CTX

Mapcode Global: VHLGF.DYD3

Plus Code: 9F3373P7+9J

Entry Name: Canterbury City Cemetery joseph Conrad Memorial

Listing Date: 29 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454429

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT2

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Town: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Blean Forest

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


11/10004 Joseph Conrad Memorial,
Canterbury City Cemetery


Cemetery Memorial. Circa 1924 to the great novelist Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), and other members of his family. Stone square enclosure with low walls a few inches high, a roughly hewn battered monolith with diagonal top and inscription, 3 stone slabs and central stone vase, the whole area covered with stone chippings. Inscription on monolith reads "JOSEPH TEADOR CONRAD KORZENIOWSKI BORN DECEMBER 3RD 1857 DIED AUGUST 3RD 1924" and a quotation from Spencer "ELEGY AFTER TOYLE, PORT AFTER STORMY SEAS, EASE AFTER WARRE, DEATH AFTER LIFE DOES GREATLY PLEASE". Inscription to his wife Jessie Emmeline Conrad Korzenoiwska below. Included as the funerary memorial to a writer of international importance.

Listing NGR: TR1571957759

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