Tomb of Robert Coombes, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road SW10 - Kensington and Chelsea

Elongated Portland stone chest tomb on a York stone slab, of unusual design with niches at the four corners each containing a statue of an oarsman. An upturned boat surmounts the tomb lid, draped with a Doggett's coat and badge, the prize awarded in the annual Thames rowing race of that name. The monument commemorates a famous rower. All niche statues have lost their heads and are covered with carbon deposits. The architectural detailing is eroding, and the stone is spalling severely in places leading to a loss of fabric. Discussions are taking place as to how works might be approached.

Tomb of Robert Coombes, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road SW10 - Kensington and Chelsea
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Tomb Of Robert Coombes, Brompton Cemetery
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1403329
    Local Planning Authority:
    Kensington and Chelsea
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument

Location

    Building Name:
    Tomb of Robert Coombes
    Postcode:
    SW10
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Kensington and Chelsea
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Chelsea and Fulham
    Region:
    London

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Unknown
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II, RPG grade I, CA