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Tomb of John Constable and Family and Attached Railings in St Johns Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5548 / 51°33'17"N

Longitude: -0.1805 / 0°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 526239

OS Northings: 185558

OS Grid: TQ262855

Mapcode National: GBR D0.M69

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T5FX

Entry Name: Tomb of John Constable and Family and Attached Railings in St Johns Churchyard

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476967

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

London Borough Ward: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/241 Tomb of John Constable & family &
14/05/74 attached railings in St John's
(Formerly Listed as:
Grave of John Constable (St John's


Chest tomb above brick vault. Dating from the death of
Constable's wife in 1828, restored 1976. Marble. Rectangular
plan on stepped base. Clasping pilasters with incised
enrichment. Inscribed on north, east and west sides to the
memory of John Constable, painter, his wife Maria Elizabeth
and 7 children. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron
railings with urn finials surrounding the tomb.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Constable took summer lodgings in Hampstead
for his family from 1819 and from 1827 a permanent residence
until his death in 1837. The high grade is a reflection of the
importance of Constable to English painting, and the
significance of Hampstead and its heath in his work.
(Wade C: Buried in Hampstead: Camden History Society: 1986-).

Listing NGR: TQ2623985558

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