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TOMB OF JOHN HARRISON AND FAMILY IN ST JOHNS CHURCHYARD

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOMB OF JOHN HARRISON AND FAMILY IN ST JOHNS CHURCHYARD

List entry Number: 1067359

Location

TOMB OF JOHN HARRISON AND FAMILY IN ST JOHNS CHURCHYARD, CHURCH ROW

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 476969

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2685NW CHURCH ROW 798-1/26/244 Tomb of John Harrison and family in 14/05/74 St John's Churchyard (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH ROW Grave of John Harrison (St John's Churchyard))

GV II

Chest tomb above brick vault. c1776, restored. Marble. Rectangular plan on a stepped base. Fluted pilasters, set in from angles on each side, have paterae enriched capitals at level of fluted frieze; abacus and astragal continue around tomb as cornice and string. North side inscription gives a biography of John Harrison who invented the marine chronometer and to the memory of his wife. South side inscription a biography of his son William who tested his chronometers on sea voyages and helped his father in a long struggle to claim a ยป20,000 prize. Edge of top slab inscribed "Reconstructed at the expense of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London 1879: William Parker, Master. Renewed and railings removed 1934".



Listing NGR: TQ2619685601

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National Grid Reference: TQ 26196 85601

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