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Headstone with Cartouche, East Enclosure

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5238 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -0.0881 / 0°5'17"W

OS Eastings: 532733

OS Northings: 182275

OS Grid: TQ327822

Mapcode National: GBR S7.CY

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.FY8Q

Entry Name: Headstone with Cartouche, East Enclosure

Listing Date: 21 February 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1396516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508548

Location: Islington, London, EC1Y

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/0/10213 BUNHILL FIELDS BURIAL GROUND
21-FEB-11 Headstone with cartouche, East Enclosure

GV II
Headstone, early C18

LOCATION: 532733.1, 182274.7

MATERIALS: Portland stone

DESCRIPTION: The monument is an upright stone slab with a shaped top and much Baroque ornament in bold relief. Below, fluted Corinthian pilasters flank an auricular cartouche; above, scrolled volutes and palm fronds surround an armorial panel. The inscription is no longer legible.

HISTORY: Bunhill Fields was first enclosed as a burial ground in 1665. Thanks to its location just outside the City boundary, and its independence from any Established place of worship, it became London's principal Nonconformist cemetery, the burial place of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, William Blake and other leading religious and intellectual figures. It was closed for burials in 1853, laid out as a public park in 1867, and re-landscaped following war damage by Bridgewater and Shepheard in 1964-5.

SOURCES: Corporation of London, A History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (1902).
A W Light, Bunhill Fields (London, 1915).

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The monument is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a distinctive and well-crafted example of early-C18 Baroque funeral sculpture, of special interest despite the illegibility of the inscription;
* It is located within the Grade I registered Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (q.v.), and has group value with the other listed tombs in the east enclosure.

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

Description


635-1/0/10213 BUNHILL FIELDS BURIAL GROUND
21-FEB-11 Headstone with cartouche, East Enclosure

GV II
Headstone, early C18

LOCATION: 532733.1, 182274.7

MATERIALS: Portland stone

DESCRIPTION: The monument is an upright stone slab with a shaped top and much Baroque ornament in bold relief. Below, fluted Corinthian pilasters flank an auricular cartouche; above, scrolled volutes and palm fronds surround an armorial panel. The inscription is no longer legible.

HISTORY: Bunhill Fields was first enclosed as a burial ground in 1665. Thanks to its location just outside the City boundary, and its independence from any Established place of worship, it became London's principal Nonconformist cemetery, the burial place of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, William Blake and other leading religious and intellectual figures. It was closed for burials in 1853, laid out as a public park in 1867, and re-landscaped following war damage by Bridgewater and Shepheard in 1964-5.

SOURCES: Corporation of London, A History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (1902).
A W Light, Bunhill Fields (London, 1915).

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The monument is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a distinctive and well-crafted example of early-C18 Baroque funeral sculpture, of special interest despite the illegibility of the inscription;
* It is located within the Grade I registered Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (q.v.), and has group value with the other listed tombs in the east enclosure.

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