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Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross

A Grade II Listed Building in Kensal Green, London

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Latitude: 51.528 / 51°31'40"N

Longitude: -0.2258 / 0°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 523173

OS Northings: 182500

OS Grid: TQ231825

Mapcode National: GBR BD.FR8

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.1VHJ

Entry Name: Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross

Listing Date: 13 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389215

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487850

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Kensal Green

Built-Up Area: Brent

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michaell and All Angels Ladbroke Grove

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


249/80/97 Kensal Green Cemetery
13-JUN-01 Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross


Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross, died 1856. Carrara marble cross, entwined with anchor and chain, upon a cairn, set on a stepped pedestal. This symbol of the anchor and cross on cairn, emblematic of Christian hope and fortitude, became a commonplace of later Victorian funerary sculpture. This is a very early example.
History: Ross, described here as THE ARCTIC EXPLORER, left his retirement to search the Arctic for Sir John Franklin in 1850-1.

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