If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Tomb of John St John Long
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
TQ 2382 NE
249/80/55 HARROW ROAD W10
07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
TOMB OF JOHN ST JOHN LONG
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
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.