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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 ST JOHN LONG

List entry Number: 1191149

Location

TOMB OF JOHN ST JOHN LONG, HARROW ROAD W10

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKensington and ChelseaLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203837

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History

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Details

TQ 2382 NE 249/80/55 HARROW ROAD W10 07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY TOMB OF JOHN ST JOHN LONG

GV II*

Tomb of John St John Long. 1834. By Robert W Sievier, sculptor. Portland stone and Carrara marble circular aedicule on square base. Square lower section on stepped base with segmental pediment with anthemion finial and tympanum containing a wreath (or snakes at a bowl) to each face, the projecting inscription panels flanked by quills or the snake entwined staffs of Aesculapius. Upper section contains a marble statue of Hygeia, Greek goddess of health, holding a cup, placed within an altar-topped aedicule, based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates with an anthemion frieze and antefixes. History: Long was a medical practitioner who ran a lucrative practice treating ailments via friction and other quack methods, and was thrice convicted of the manslaughter of patients; the inscription on the south side appeals to the passer-by not to condemn him. One of the earliest and most celebrated monuments in the cemetery. Survey of London Vol XXXVII Plate 31b.



Listing NGR: TQ2338282563

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Survey of London - Journal Title: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

National Grid Reference: TQ 23357 82560

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