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Latitude: 51.488 / 51°29'16"N
Longitude: -0.1929 / 0°11'34"W
OS Eastings: 525562
OS Northings: 178112
OS Grid: TQ255781
Mapcode National: GBR 0N.WR
Mapcode Global: VHGQY.LVWN
Entry Name: Tomb of Emily Adney Bond, Brompton Cemetery
Listing Date: 21 December 2011
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1403347
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW5
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Redcliffe
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Luke, South Kensington
Church of England Diocese: London
Tomb of Emily Adney Bond, c.1843
MATERIAL: Portland stone
The tomb comprises a tall draped stone sarcophagus resting on short pedestals at the ends, on a moulded slab base. The drapery has a shallow inset panel which originally bore the inscription, but this has completely worn away.
Brompton Cemetery was one of the 'magnificent seven' privately-run burial grounds established in the 1830s and 1840s to relieve pressure on London's overcrowded churchyards. It was laid out in 1839-1844 to designs by the architect Benjamin B Baud, who devised a classical landscape of axial drives and vistas with rond-points at the intersections marked by mausolea or ornamental planting, the latter devised by Isaac Finnemore with advice from J C Loudon. The main Ceremonial Way culminates in a dramatic architectural ensemble recalling Bernini's piazza in front of St Peter's in Rome, with flanking colonnades curving outwards to form a Great Circle, closed at its southern end in a domed Anglican chapel (the planned Catholic and Nonconformist chapels were omitted for financial reasons). The cemetery, never a commercial success, was compulsorily purchased by the General Board of Health in the early 1850s, and has remained in state ownership ever since.
* Design interest: an unusual mid-C19 tomb, one of the earliest in the cemetery, in the form of a draped sarcophagus
* Craftsmanship: high-quality carving of drapery
* Group value: with other listed tombs in the Grade I-registered Brompton Cemetery.
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