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West Norwood Memorial Park Tomb of Sir Henry Bessemer

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.432 / 51°25'55"N

Longitude: -0.0997 / 0°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 532194

OS Northings: 172048

OS Grid: TQ321720

Mapcode National: GBR GS.HK7

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.784K

Entry Name: West Norwood Memorial Park Tomb of Sir Henry Bessemer

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Last Amended: 21 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204504

Location: Lambeth, London, SE27

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Gipsy Hill

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: West Norwood St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

1. (east side)

TQ 3271 32/712 Tomb of Sir Henry Bessemer
in West Norwood Memorial

the entry shall be amended to read as follows:

963-0/32/712 (East side)
27113/81 West Norwood Memorial Park
Tomb of Sir Henry Bessemer


Headstone & grave slab. c1898, designer unknown. Marble and
pink granite. Headstone with round-arched head, shaped at
angles and with a pink granite colonette set into each side;
carved chaplet above inscription. Rectangular grave slab with
hipped pink granite top. Bessemer was an engineer and prolific
inventor, being most famous for his process for converting pig
iron into steel which revolutionised the industry and was used
throughout the world.

1. (east side)

Tomb of Sir Henry
Bessemer in
West Norwood Memorial
TQ 3272 32/712


d. 1898. Slab on plinth with pointed top. Included for historic interest of
Bessemer the engineer and prolific inventor whose process for manufacturing steel
on a large scale became used throughout the world.

Listing NGR: TQ3219472048

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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