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Tomb of John Tradescant and His Family in St Mary's Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishop's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4948 / 51°29'41"N

Longitude: -0.1197 / 0°7'10"W

OS Eastings: 530626

OS Northings: 178998

OS Grid: TQ306789

Mapcode National: GBR KL.89

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.WP2F

Entry Name: Tomb of John Tradescant and His Family in St Mary's Churchyard

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204424

Location: Lambeth, London, SE1

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishop's

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: North Lambeth

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

LAMBETH ROAD SE1
1. (north side)
5023

Tomb of John Tradescant
and his family in
St Mary's Churchyard
TQ 3079 4/1089

II*

2.
1662 hard sandstone sarcophagus with high relief carvings on all four sides depicting
classical and Egyptian ruins, trees on the four corners and other flora and fauna
including a mythical hydra on one end. The lid slab of 1853 records the date
of the original tomb, its repair in 1773 and final restoration in 1853 with a
poem in honour of John Tradescant and his son who sought out and collected "what
is rare in land and sea in air". The Tradescants were gardeners to Charles I;
Lambeth residents, they travelled widely and returned with many botanical discoveries;
they established a physic garden in South Lambeth and their collections subsequently
went to the Ashmolean Museum.


Listing NGR: TQ3062678998

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