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Monument to Richard Shawe, Dulwich Old Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4506 / 51°27'2"N

Longitude: -0.0849 / 0°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 533168

OS Northings: 174143

OS Grid: TQ331741

Mapcode National: GBR HL.78J

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.GSYT

Plus Code: 9C3XFW28+62

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

ID on this website: 101385502

Location: Dulwich Village, Southwark, London, SE21

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Village

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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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: TQ3316874143

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