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Description: Tomb of Herbert Spencer in Highgate (Eastern) Cemetery
Date Listed: 14 May 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 478231
OS Grid Reference: TQ2873886903
OS Grid Coordinates: 528738, 186903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5663, -0.1440
TQ2886NE SWAIN'S LANE
798-1/13/1549 (East side)
14/05/74 Tomb of Herbert Spencer in Highgate
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGHGATE (EASTERN) CEMETERY
Grave of Herbert Spencer)
Table tomb. c1903. Granite. Rectangular plan plinth with table
tomb having inscribed recessed panels, cornice and shallow
hipped lid. HISTORICAL NOTE: Herbert Spencer was a
philosopher, author, pioneer of sociology in Britain and
biological theorist, coining such phrases as "survival of the
Listing NGR: TQ2873886903
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