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Monument to John Allan, Nunhead Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4611 / 51°27'39"N

Longitude: -0.0521 / 0°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 535421

OS Northings: 175369

OS Grid: TQ354753

Mapcode National: GBR JD.PK0

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.1JVS

Plus Code: 9C3XFW6X+C5

Entry Name: Monument to John Allan, Nunhead Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471054

Location: Nunhead Cemetery, Southwark, London, SE15

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Peckham Rye

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Nunhead St Antony with St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/52/475 Monument to John Allan, Nunhead


Funerary monument. After 1865. To John Allan, d.1865.
Possibly by Matthew Noble. Granite aedicule on 2-stage base,
with 4 columns per side, surmounted by an arched roof with 2
lion masks per side and a ridge with 2 Celtic cross finials.
Steps leading to vault in front. Marble relief of the
Ascension on front, bronze portrait roundel on rear. 4
pedestals at corners, originally each with an urn above (some
missing at time of inspection). Projecting coffin-like slab in
front of the aedicule was originally flanked by a pair of
mourning female figures.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Allan was a successful Whitby-born shipowner.
A portrait in marble of Allan was exhibited by Matthew Noble
at the 1867 RA. The monument is based upon the Pavaya
Mausoleum at Xanthos, discovered in the 1830s. The most
elaborate monument in the cemetery.

Listing NGR: TQ3542175369

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