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Tomb of Samuel Weddell

A Grade II Listed Building in Mile End, Tower Hamlets

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5238 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -0.0296 / 0°1'46"W

OS Eastings: 536792

OS Northings: 182383

OS Grid: TQ367823

Mapcode National: GBR K3.P76

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.FYPQ

Entry Name: Tomb of Samuel Weddell

Listing Date: 13 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478109

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E3

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Mile End

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Bow and Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3682 TOWER HAMLETS CEMETERY

788/11/10113 Tomb of Samuel Weddell

GV II


Funerary monument commemorating Samuel Weddell, died 1845. Portland stone. Tapering rectangular sarcophagus with acroteria and shallow pedimented cover. East end with a bronze inscription panel: 'Extract from the Will of Samuel Weddell Esq. In order that the said vault and tomb may be constantly kept in repair I leave to the company called the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery the sum of one hundred pounds free from legacy duty as a fund for this purpose and I particularly request that the directors for the time being will invest this sum in any way that they may think proper and apply the same and the interest of dividend thereof in providing for the expense occasioned by such repairs'. Such inscriptions are highly unusual and shed interesting light on the maintenance provisions for tomb upkeep which were made by far-sighted clients.


Listing NGR: TQ3679282383

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

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