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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
Entry Name: Monument to Thomas Helps East of St Leonards Church
Listing Date: 27 March 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323733
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469166
Location: Lambeth, London, SW16
Electoral Ward/Division: St Leonard's
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
STREATHAM HIGH ROAD, SW16 (West side)
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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