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Monument to Alfred Stevens in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Highgate, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5671 / 51°34'1"N

Longitude: -0.1498 / 0°8'59"W

OS Eastings: 528334

OS Northings: 186978

OS Grid: TQ283869

Mapcode National: GBR DT.WDK

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.CW51

Entry Name: Monument to Alfred Stevens in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

Location: Camden, London, N6

County: London

District: Camden

Locality: Highgate

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478252

Source ID: 1378891

Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2886NW SWAIN'S LANE
798-1/12/1788 (West side)
Monument to Alfred Stevens in
Highgate (Western) Cemetery

GV II

Monument to Alfred Stevens, d.1875. Coved Renaissance style
sarcophagus of Portland stone with fish-scale ornament,
covered with cast-iron slab with raised lettering, by James
Gamble. Epitaph refers to Stevens as 'ARTIST AND SCULPTOR...
THE MONUMENT TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON IN ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
IS HIS WORK'.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Stevens was the leading exponent of the
Renaissance style in mid-Victorian England; the Wellington
monument (completed 1912) was his masterpiece. This
sarcophagus is a version of that within the Wellington
monument and was executed by Stevens's assistant.
(Towndrow KR: Alfred Stevens: London: -1939: 257).


Listing NGR: TQ2833486978

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