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Tomb of John Flaxman and Family in St Pancras Old Church Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in St Pancras and Somers Town, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5356 / 51°32'8"N

Longitude: -0.1304 / 0°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 529765

OS Northings: 183514

OS Grid: TQ297835

Mapcode National: GBR G3.WP

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.PNDN

Entry Name: Tomb of John Flaxman and Family in St Pancras Old Church Gardens

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322048

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477709

Location: Camden, London, NW1

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: St Pancras and Somers Town

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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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/10/2016

TQ2983NE
798-1/78/1272

CAMDEN
PANCRAS ROAD
Tomb of John Flaxman and family in St Pancras Old Church Gardens

(Formerly listed as Tomb of Thomas Flaxman and family in St Pancras Old Church Gardens)

GV
II
Two slabs above vaults. c1840. Portland stone. Raised kerb with cast-iron railings, having enriched brackets to standards, surrounds stone vaults with battered stone slabs covering entrances. The inscription is weathered beyond legibility, but stated ’JOHN FLAXMAN RA, PS, WHOSE MORTAL LIFE WAS A CONSTANT PREPARATION FOR A BLESSED IMMORTALITY: HIS ANGELIC SPIRIT RETURNED TO THE DIVINE GIVER ON THE 7TH OF DECEMBER 1826 IN THE SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE’.

HISTORICAL NOTE: John Flaxman, 1755-1826, was a renowned sculptor, specialising in funerary monuments. Influenced by the Italian Renaissance and C17 art, he had a successful career, which culminated in his appointment in 1810 as the first professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy. Despite his recognition he died in debt, and was buried at St Pancras, rather than St Pauls Cathedral, as he had hoped.

Representations of Flaxman were made for the façades of Burlington House in 1874, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in c1904; he is also commemorated on the nearby Burdett-Coutts Memorial Sundial


Listing NGR: TQ2976583514

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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