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
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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

Contact Details

Claire Sutton 020 7745 6650

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England