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Description: The Northern Colonnade
Date Listed: 7 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 203825
OS Grid Reference: TQ2316482722
OS Grid Coordinates: 523164, 182722
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5300, -0.2258
249/80/143 HARROW ROAD W10
07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
The Northern Colonnade
(Formerly listed as:
HARROW ROAD W10
KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
CATACOMBS OPPOSITE COLLEGE ROAD)
Cemetery colonnade and catacombs. 1832-33 by John Griffith, Surveyor to the General Cemetery Company. Portland stone, rendered brick walls, York stone floor. Single storey colonnade, 26 bays long, of unfluted baseless Doric columns: the endmost three bays at each end projecting and flanked with square piers. Low parapet survives in part, with some anthemion finials in situ. Rear wall formerly supported numerous marble memorial tablets and relief sculptures, most of which have been lost through vandalism. Catacombs underneath no longer accessible and partly blocked with rubble.
History: one of the earliest structures in the cemetery, the colonnade was intended to house memorials to those buried in the catacombs below. These catacombs were the first of their kind in the country, and had a capacity of about 2,000 coffins.
Listing NGR: TQ2316582722
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Source: English Heritage
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