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Latitude: 51.6036 / 51°36'12"N
Longitude: -0.2123 / 0°12'44"W
OS Eastings: 523900
OS Northings: 190931
OS Grid: TQ239909
Mapcode National: GBR B7.R4M
Mapcode Global: VHGQC.8YLK
Entry Name: Tomb of Charles Atkin Swan
Listing Date: 28 April 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391108
English Heritage Legacy ID: 493028
Location: Barnet, London, NW7
Electoral Ward/Division: Mill Hill
Built-Up Area: Barnet
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Hendon
Church of England Diocese: London
31/0/10452 Tomb of Charles Atkin Swan, Hendon Cem
Funerary Monument to Charles Atkin Swan, d.1923. Carrara marble. Mason unknown, probably Italian. The monuemnt comprises a crucifixion scene, with a tall cross wuth the body of Christ, standing, on a rocky base, being embraced by a distraught draped woman with long hair, probably representing Mary Magdalene; around the base is a rectangular kerb with six gadroomed urns placed at intervals on square bases. The inscription, no longer entirely legible, opens: "The brave and beloved husband of Veronica Atkin Swan who went to his rest on December 13th 1923 aged 60 years fortified with all the rites of Holy Church. His faith was great, his last thoughts were for others and his last words...". Listed as an exceptionally exuberant example of commercial funerary statuary, which was available from catalogues and imported from Italy, little of which ever attained this level of religious intensity or sculptural grace. Re Hugh Meller's survey of London Cemeteries, Swan founded the first hospital in London for members of the Royal Flying Corps.
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