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Latitude: 51.5284 / 51°31'42"N
Longitude: -0.2231 / 0°13'23"W
OS Eastings: 523358
OS Northings: 182552
OS Grid: TQ233825
Mapcode National: GBR BD.GF7
Mapcode Global: VHGQR.2VX6
Entry Name: Tomb of Andrew Ducrow
Listing Date: 7 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1358179
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203836
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Queens Park
Built-Up Area: Brent
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Michaell and All Angels Ladbroke Grove
Church of England Diocese: London
249/80/53 HARROW ROAD W10
07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
TOMB OF ANDREW DUCROW
Mausoleum of Andrew Ducrow, (died 1842): erected 1837 to Ducrow's wife and much embellished later for his own interment. Designed by George Danson and built by John Cusworth, mason. Rendered brick with Carrara marble and artificial stone enrichments within cast iron railings. Single cell with Egyptian reeded columns with lotus capitals at angles, supporting a cavetto cornice; doorcase (blocked) on north-east face surmounted by winged orb and eared pediment, and flanked by angle-set plinths supporting sphinxes. Battered sides sport reliefs of angels holding wreaths over marble inscription panels (broken on north-west face). Upper section consists of an urn decorated with horses' heads and garlands on a tapering pedestal, standing on a lower stage with reliefs of Pegasus; marble relief set into pediment on north-east end of a mourning woman with comic and tragic masks and inverted torch with Pegasus amid clouds; pediments along sides contain bee-hives. Free-standing broken column with wide-brimmed hat and gauntlets to north-west; garland-hung broken column to south-east. Cast-iron railings with motifs of wreaths, swags and inverted torches. History: Ducrow was an equestrian, a circus performer and proprietor of Astley's Ampitheatre. The mausoleum was erected for his wife at a cost of £3,000 and embellished subsequently for his own interment: the inscription describes it as ERECTED BY GENIUS FOR THE RECEPTION OF ITS OWN REMAINS. Among the outstanding funerary monuments of Victorian England.
Survey of London Vol XXXVII P 339 and plate 31a.
Listing NGR: TQ2337982552
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