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Tomb of Sir Walter Besant in St Johns Churchyard Extension

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476984

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

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

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Listing Text


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
John's Graveyard))


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

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

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