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Tomb of Herbert Spencer in Highgate (Eastern) Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Highgate, London

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Latitude: 51.5663 / 51°33'58"N

Longitude: -0.144 / 0°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 528738

OS Northings: 186903

OS Grid: TQ287869

Mapcode National: GBR DT.Y3S

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.GW7M

Entry Name: Tomb of Herbert Spencer in Highgate (Eastern) Cemetery

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478231

Location: Camden, London, N19

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Highgate

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Brookfield

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/13/1549 (East side)
14/05/74 Tomb of Herbert Spencer in Highgate
(Eastern) Cemetery
(Formerly Listed as:
Grave of Herbert Spencer)


Table tomb. c1903. Granite. Rectangular plan plinth with table
tomb having inscribed recessed panels, cornice and shallow
hipped lid. HISTORICAL NOTE: Herbert Spencer was a
philosopher, author, pioneer of sociology in Britain and
biological theorist, coining such phrases as "survival of the

Listing NGR: TQ2873886903

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