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Monument to Richard Shawe, Dulwich Old Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, Greater London Authority

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Latitude: 51.4506 / 51°27'2"N

Longitude: -0.0851 / 0°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 533158

OS Northings: 174145

OS Grid: TQ331741

Mapcode National: GBR HL.77F

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.GSWT

Plus Code: 9C3XFW27+7X

Entry Name: Monument to Richard Shawe, Dulwich Old Burial Ground

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385502

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470901

Location: Southwark, London, SE21

County: Greater London Authority

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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636-1/56/310 (East side)
Monument to Richard Shawe, Dulwich
Old Burial Ground


Stone tomb chest. Dated 1818. To Richard Shawe, d.1816. Signed
by Day of Camberwell (either R Day, active from 1822-51, or D
Day, who finished production in 1822). Brick plinth.
The design recalls the style of Soane. 3 upper stages, the
lowest with blocked segmental-arched openings on the returns,
topped by a vermiculated band. 2nd stage in form of pedimented
box, the tympana filled with floral scrolls, and the corners
with pilasters formed from Greek key motifs. Chest itself on 2
step stylobate; tapering and angled corner pilasters which are
fluted; capitals with honeysuckle shoulders; drapery between
each corner pilaster; Greek meander pattern to cap which is
ornamented with a wreath in low relief. Marked I on plan,
located along south verge, just north of the Ranken 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: TQ3315874145

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