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Tomb of the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe in the Churchyard of St Peter's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Richmond upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4467 / 51°26'48"N

Longitude: -0.3006 / 0°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 518189

OS Northings: 173341

OS Grid: TQ181733

Mapcode National: GBR 81.LWG

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.QWXT

Entry Name: Tomb of the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe in the Churchyard of St Peter's Church

Listing Date: 23 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380186

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479835

Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10

County: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside

Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Petersham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

22/25/10114 Tomb of the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe in
23-MAR-00 the churchyard of St Peter's Church


Churchyard monument. Tomb to Richard, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgecumbe 1764 - 1839. Portland stone arca with pedimented cover with acroteria, on rectangular sarcophagus. Extensive traces of early layers of black paint. Epitaph reads in part: who during a great portion of his life chose this neighbourhood for a residence, and dying at Richmond desired that his mortal remains should not be borne to the distant tomb of his ancestors but be deposited in this churchyard. Let us hope that his immortal part mingles thus with rich and poor in that abode prepared by Christ alike for all who trust in him.' A good instance of archaeologically inspired late phase of Neo-classicism. (Catalogue No. 461)

St Peter's Church, Petersham, London Borough of Richmond. Survey of Churchyard Monuments. Roger Bowdler, HART, English Heritage, August 1999

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