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Monument to John Willes, Dulwich Old Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, Southwark

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Latitude: 51.4506 / 51°27'2"N

Longitude: -0.0848 / 0°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 533174

OS Northings: 174139

OS Grid: TQ331741

Mapcode National: GBR HL.79N

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.HS0V

Plus Code: 9C3XFW28+63

Entry Name: Monument to John Willes, Dulwich Old Burial Ground

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470898

Location: Southwark, London, SE21

County: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Village

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Dulwich St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/56/308 (East side)
Monument to John Willes, Dulwich Old
Burial Ground


Stone tomb chest. Dated 1818. Brick plinth; stone base treated
as vermiculated band; stylobate of 3 steps. Soanean in
character, with Roman sepulchral motifs used in a highly
idiosyncratic manner. Returns resemble a Roman stele, with a
scallop shell inserted in a segmental pediment, a motif
repeated on the long sides. Tapering corner pilasters have
honeysuckle shoulders and inverted torches in low relief
carving. Marked G on plan, located along south verge just
north of Graham tomb.
The burial ground, which was consecrated in 1616, was unusual
in not being adjacent to any church or chapel.
The monuments form a group with the C18 gates, walls and
railings to Dulwich Old Burial Ground (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3317474139

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

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