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Monument to James John Berkeley, Camberwell Old Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4505 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: -0.0598 / 0°3'35"W

OS Eastings: 534911

OS Northings: 174176

OS Grid: TQ349741

Mapcode National: GBR JF.7LG

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.XS7X

Entry Name: Monument to James John Berkeley, Camberwell Old Cemetery

Listing Date: 7 May 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470930

Location: Southwark, London, SE22

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Peckham Rye

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Dulwich St Clement with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3474SE FOREST HILL ROAD
636-1/61/347 Monument to James John Berkeley,
07/05/92 Camberwell Old Cemetery

GV II

Chest tomb. c1865. Monument to James John Berkeley, civil
engineer (1819-62). Stone chest tomb with vermiculated top and
3 steps. Above is a statue of a reclining female with an oval
bust.
Inscription reads: "This monument is erected by the engineers
and contractors of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway in
token of their admiration of the distinguished professional
career of their chief engineer James John Berkeley whilst
engaged upon the extensive system of railways designed by him
in Western India which comprised the BHORE and THUL GHAT
inclines up the SYHADRER range of mountains and in an
affectionate remembrance of his high social qualities as well
as of the uniform kindness and consideration with which he
conducted his official duties".
James Berkeley, trained by Robert Stephenson, built the first
railway line in India. 3,000 was raised by public
subscription for this monument.

Listing NGR: TQ3491174176

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

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