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Tomb of Robert Kennard, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Tomb of Robert Kennard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 2001
English Heritage Building ID: 487851

OS Grid Reference: TQ2318682514
OS Grid Coordinates: 523186, 182514
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5281, -0.2256

Location: 639 A404, Kensington, Greater London NW10 5NU

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: NW10 5NU

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Listing Text


249/80/98 Kensal Green Cemetery
13-JUN-01 Tomb of Robert Kennard


Mausoleum of Robert Kennard (died 1870) and family. Portland stone mausoleum with bronze door on base of grey granite. Three-panelled bronze door set within shouldered frame, with lintel inscribed FAMILY MAUSOLEUM OF ROBERT WILLIAM KENNARD, below segmental pediment with scrolled border, containing sacred monogram with vine decoration, with finial of pelican on top; sides consist of channelled ashlar above rusticated granite base, continuous frieze inscribed I WILL ARISE AND GO TO MY FATHER; pediment on rear (west) end with relief of a rising sun above waves; ridged roof with cresting of flaming torches. An exceptionally rich Byzantine-influenced mausoleum.
History: Kennard was an ironmaster, railway developer and MP.

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Source: English Heritage

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