History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross

A Grade II Listed Building in Kensal Green, London

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

Find accommodation in
Willesden

Listing Text

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

TQ2382NW HARROW ROAD W10
249/80/97 Kensal Green Cemetery
13-JUN-01 Tomb of Admiral Sir John Ross

II

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.

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.