Tomb of Maria Proom, Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove SE15 - Southwark

Visually prominent monument from 1872 in pink and grey granite and Carrara marble. Inspired by Catholic monuments from the continent, the structure presents a praying figure carried on a tall column and plinth, and an angel statue at its base which is perhaps originally unrelated to the monument. The railings around it are missing. There is concern over the structural stability of the monument due to ground subsidence nearby. Further investigations are required.

Tomb of Maria Proom, Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove SE15 - Southwark
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1385651
  • Local Planning Authority: Southwark
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument


  • Building Name: Tomb of Maria Proom
  • Street Name: Linden Grove
  • Postcode: SE15
  • Locality: Nunhead Cemetery
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Southwark
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Camberwell and Peckham
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Shanali Counsell (LPA) 020 7525 1770

Next steps

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