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Latitude: 51.53 / 51°31'47"N
Longitude: -0.2258 / 0°13'32"W
OS Eastings: 523164
OS Northings: 182723
OS Grid: TQ231827
Mapcode National: GBR BD.7RN
Mapcode Global: VHGQR.1SGZ
Entry Name: The Northern Colonnade
Listing Date: 7 November 1984
Last Amended: 13 June 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1080629
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203825
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Kensal Green
Built-Up Area: Brent
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Martin Kensal Rise
Church of England Diocese: London
249/80/143 HARROW ROAD W10
07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
The Northern Colonnade
(Formerly listed as:
HARROW ROAD W10
KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
CATACOMBS OPPOSITE COLLEGE ROAD)
Cemetery colonnade and catacombs. 1832-33 by John Griffith, Surveyor to the General Cemetery Company. Portland stone, rendered brick walls, York stone floor. Single storey colonnade, 26 bays long, of unfluted baseless Doric columns: the endmost three bays at each end projecting and flanked with square piers. Low parapet survives in part, with some anthemion finials in situ. Rear wall formerly supported numerous marble memorial tablets and relief sculptures, most of which have been lost through vandalism. Catacombs underneath no longer accessible and partly blocked with rubble.
History: one of the earliest structures in the cemetery, the colonnade was intended to house memorials to those buried in the catacombs below. These catacombs were the first of their kind in the country, and had a capacity of about 2,000 coffins.
Listing NGR: TQ2316582722
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