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Tomb of John St John Long, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Tomb of John St John Long

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 203837

OS Grid Reference: TQ2335782560
OS Grid Coordinates: 523357, 182560
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5285, -0.2231

Location: A404, Brent, Greater London W10 4RA

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W10 4RA

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Listing Text

TQ 2382 NE
249/80/55 HARROW ROAD W10


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

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Source: English Heritage

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