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Latitude: 51.5562 / 51°33'22"N
Longitude: -0.1806 / 0°10'49"W
OS Eastings: 526232
OS Northings: 185717
OS Grid: TQ262857
Mapcode National: GBR D0.M4P
Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T4DT
Entry Name: Tomb of Sir Walter Besant in St Johns Churchyard Extension
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Last Amended: 11 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1356755
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476984
Location: Camden, London, NW3
Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2685NW CHURCH ROW
798-1/26/252 Tomb of Sir Walter Besant in St
14/05/74 John's Churchyard Extension
(Formerly Listed as:
Grave of Sir Walter Besant (St
Headstone with grave slab. c1901. Granite headstone, stone
slab. Pointed arch headstone inscribed to the memory of Walter
Besant and his wife and quotation from Leigh Hunt, "Write as
one who loves his fellow-men"; plain grave slab with battered
kerbing. HISTORICAL NOTE: Sir Walter Besant was a novelist,
antiquarian, social reformer and long resident in Hampstead.
His socially-conscious novels prompted the establishment of
the People's Palace in Mile End; he also wrote a 10 volume
survey of London.
Listing NGR: TQ2623285717
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