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Tomb of Robert Nelson in St George's Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Cross, London

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Latitude: 51.5262 / 51°31'34"N

Longitude: -0.1201 / 0°7'12"W

OS Eastings: 530508

OS Northings: 182485

OS Grid: TQ305824

Mapcode National: GBR K7.62

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.VWWW

Entry Name: Tomb of Robert Nelson in St George's Gardens

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478067

Location: Camden, London, WC1N

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: King's Cross

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Cross Cromer Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Tomb of Robert Nelson in St George's Gardens

(Formerly Listed as: HANDEL STREET Walls, lodge, cottage and monuments in St George's Gardens)


Monument to Robert Nelson. d.1715. Portland stone. Gadrooned urn on tall plinth, set within partly surviving wrought-iron railings. Located on south side of former St George the Martyr burial ground. Nelson was the first person to be buried in the new cemetery, choosing this place 'to overcome the aversion that has been discovered to its use'.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood, St Pancras IV: London: 1952: PLATE 67).

Listing NGR: TQ3050882485

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