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Monument to Thomas Helps East of St Leonards Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.4296 / 51°25'46"N

Longitude: -0.1311 / 0°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 530019

OS Northings: 171725

OS Grid: TQ300717

Mapcode National: GBR FY.MM6

Mapcode Global: VHGRC.PB1D

Plus Code: 9C3XCVH9+RH

Entry Name: Monument to Thomas Helps East of St Leonards Church

Listing Date: 27 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469166

ID on this website: 101323733

Location: St Leonard's Church, Streatham, Lambeth, London, SW16

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Leonard's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Streatham St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Monument to Thomas Helps, East of St Leonard's Church

Chest tomb. 1842. Limestone. Rectangular on plan with diagonally-set square projections at each angle. Moulded plinth; plain side-panels in moulded recesses; acanthus-decorated console brackets at corners supporting cover stone which has pedimented sides and gablets at corners, all decorated with anthemion and floral volutes. Inscriptions on east and west panels commemorate Thomas Helps d 1842; his wife Ann, d.1851; and three of their sons, most notable of whom was Sir Arthur Helps, d. 1875. Set on slab which formerly carried iron railings, now missing.

Sir Arthur Helps was clerk of the privy council 1860 - 1875, prepared a number of volumes of Queen Victoria's writings and an edition of Prince Albert's speeches, and was himself an author.

Listing NGR: TQ3001971725

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