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Description: Gravestones to Tregonwell Campbell and Shelley Families and to Vicars of St Peters in Churchyard of
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101760
OS Grid Reference: SZ0892791204
OS Grid Coordinates: 408927, 91204
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7204, -1.8749
5186 HINTON ROAD
Gravestones to Tregonwell,
Campbell and Shelley
families, and to vicars of
St Peters, in churchyard
of St Peters.
SZ 0891 13/1D 1.8.74.
White marble altar tomb on terrace beside churchyard steps erected circa 1853
by Percy Bysshe Shelley's son to contain the poet's heart and the bodied of his
parents-in-law, William and Mary Godwin, brought here from St Pancras Churchyard
(London), and of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (died 1851). Next to
it, Gothic stone altar tomb of Mrs Maria Campbell (died 1860): pink marble colonnettes
at corners, dog-tooth round inscription panel, foliage carving at ends and under
eaves. Just below, the gravestones of several vicars, including the first, Alexander
Morden Bennett (died 1880): crosses at head and foot, one with roundel of chalice.
On next higher 'landing' of steps the Perpendicular style panelled altar tomb
of Bournemouth's founder, Lewis Tregonwell, erected 1846.
The Church of St Peter, Churchyard Cross, Lychgate, Chapel of the Resurrection,
and 2 groups of gravestones form a group.
Listing NGR: SZ0892791204
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Source: English Heritage
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