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Beaufort Family Tomb, St John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, London

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Latitude: 51.5492 / 51°32'56"N

Longitude: -0.0529 / 0°3'10"W

OS Eastings: 535101

OS Northings: 185160

OS Grid: TQ351851

Mapcode National: GBR J7.3BB

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.1BC8

Plus Code: 9C3XGWXW+MR

Entry Name: Beaufort Family Tomb, St John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens

Listing Date: 12 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491957

ID on this website: 101391333

Location: St John's Gardens, Lower Clapton, Hackney, London, E5

County: London

District: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Homerton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John at Hackney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Beaufort Family Tomb, St John at Hackn
ey Churchyard Gardens

Chest tomb. Portland stone. Chest has square angle pilasters with moulded capitals all on shallow moulded base, re-cut inscription panels and
mid-C20 bronze plaque addressing Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort's importance. Ledger slab on top.
A monument to the Beaufort family. Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1856) was Royal Naval Hydrographer from 1829-1855. His Beaufort wind force scale was adopted by the Royal Navy in 1838 and remains widely used as the empirical measure for the intensity of the wind.

A fine mid-C19 chest tomb to the Beaufort family, of historic interest for commemorating Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, who invented the Beaufort Scale for indicating wind force. It has group value with the Grade II* Church of St. John at Hackney and with other listed monuments in the Churchyard.

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