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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOMB OF JOHN CONSTABLE AND FAMILY AND ATTACHED RAILINGS IN ST JOHNS CHURCHYARD

List entry Number: 1067357

Location

TOMB OF JOHN CONSTABLE AND FAMILY AND ATTACHED RAILINGS IN ST JOHNS CHURCHYARD, CHURCH ROW

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 476967

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2685NW CHURCH ROW 798-1/26/241 Tomb of John Constable & family & 14/05/74 attached railings in St John's Churchyard (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH ROW Grave of John Constable (St John's Churchyard))

GV II*

Chest tomb above brick vault. Dating from the death of Constable's wife in 1828, restored 1976. Marble. Rectangular plan on stepped base. Clasping pilasters with incised enrichment. Inscribed on north, east and west sides to the memory of John Constable, painter, his wife Maria Elizabeth and 7 children. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn finials surrounding the tomb. HISTORICAL NOTE: Constable took summer lodgings in Hampstead for his family from 1819 and from 1827 a permanent residence until his death in 1837. The high grade is a reflection of the importance of Constable to English painting, and the significance of Hampstead and its heath in his work. (Wade C: Buried in Hampstead: Camden History Society: 1986-).





Listing NGR: TQ2623985558

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Wade, C, Buried in Hampstead, (1986)

National Grid Reference: TQ 26239 85558

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