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Tomb of Sir John Soane, His Wife and Son in St Pancras Old Church Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in St Pancras and Somers Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5355 / 51°32'7"N

Longitude: -0.13 / 0°7'48"W

OS Eastings: 529793

OS Northings: 183504

OS Grid: TQ297835

Mapcode National: GBR G3.ZQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.PNMQ

Plus Code: 9C3XGVP9+6X

Entry Name: Tomb of Sir John Soane, His Wife and Son in St Pancras Old Church Gardens

Listing Date: 16 May 1978

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477704

ID on this website: 101322044

Location: St Pancras Gardens, St Pancras, Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: St Pancras and Somers Town

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras Old Church

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/84/1274 Tomb of Sir John Soane, his wife and
16/05/78 son in St Pancras Old Church Gardens
(Formerly Listed as:
Tomb to Sir John Soane and his wife
and son John)


Tomb. Erected 1816 and designed by Sir John Soane in memory of
his wife who died in 1815. Portland stone. Rectangular plan.
Tomb comprises central domed structure supported on 4 panelled
piers with ornamented capitals covering a pedimented structure
on 4 Ionic columns in a decorative style of Soane's own
invention, each side filled with an inscribed slab.
Balustraded enclosure sets out north, south and east of
central structure with staircase approach down at west end to
sealed basement vault. Dome with open spandrels having wavy
line ornament to face, topped by a small drum banded by a
snake (with tail in mouth) surmounted by a pineapple.
Balustraded enclosure with panelled dies at ends and corners
surmounted by stele, those attendant to the central part of
the monument with weepers in niches and triple stele. Some
stone balusters later replaced in terracotta.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the design of the central domed structure
influenced Giles Gilbert Scott's design of the K2 and
subsequent telephone boxes.

Listing NGR: TQ2979883410

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