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Monument to Alfred Stevens in Highgate (Western) Cemetery, Camden

Description: Monument to Alfred Stevens in Highgate (Western) Cemetery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 January 1999
English Heritage Building ID: 478252

OS Grid Reference: TQ2833486978
OS Grid Coordinates: 528334, 186978
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5671, -0.1498

Location: Hillway, Camden Town, Greater London N6 6PJ

Locality: Camden
Local Authority: Camden Borough Council
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: N6 6PJ

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Listing Text

CAMDEN

TQ2886NW SWAIN'S LANE
798-1/12/1788 (West side)
Monument to Alfred Stevens in
Highgate (Western) Cemetery

GV II

Monument to Alfred Stevens, d.1875. Coved Renaissance style
sarcophagus of Portland stone with fish-scale ornament,
covered with cast-iron slab with raised lettering, by James
Gamble. Epitaph refers to Stevens as 'ARTIST AND SCULPTOR...
THE MONUMENT TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON IN ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
IS HIS WORK'.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Stevens was the leading exponent of the
Renaissance style in mid-Victorian England; the Wellington
monument (completed 1912) was his masterpiece. This
sarcophagus is a version of that within the Wellington
monument and was executed by Stevens's assistant.
(Towndrow KR: Alfred Stevens: London: -1939: 257).




Listing NGR: TQ2833486978

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Source: English Heritage

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