MONUMENT TO MARTHA BIANCHI IN HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1113028
Date first listed:
11-Jan-1999
Statutory Address:
MONUMENT TO MARTHA BIANCHI IN HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY, FORTUNE GREEN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONUMENT TO MARTHA BIANCHI IN HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY, FORTUNE GREEN ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 24960 85768

Details

CAMDEN

TQ2485NE FORTUNE GREEN ROAD 798-1/23/491 Monument to Martha Bianchi in Hampstead Cemetery

GV II

Walled monument with sculptured angel and relief panels to Martha Bianchi, died 1936. Stone. Large triangular plot with low stone wall having small rectangular piers flanking entrance at apex. Base of triangle formed by a stone gateway, with wrought-iron gate of rays emanating from a star with nimbus, surmounted by a large sculptured figure of the deceased depicted in Futurist style as an angel with outspread wings and arms held heavenward; angel flanked by 2 pillars and standing on a stepped base inscribed "Bianchi". Flanking the gateway to form walls, 2 carved relief panels, that to the left depicting the couple, in contemporary clothes, sitting on a bench in paradise, she holding a baby; inscribed "Oh for the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still". Right hand panel depicts the deceased, in flowing robes, ascending heavenwards supported by 2 flanking wingless angels against a background of a cloud with emanating rays. A stone pavement fronts this arrangement. In front of the gateway a ledgerstone with plaque inscribed with a poem "To Mattie in Heaven". HISTORICAL NOTE: the Bianchi monument was erected by an Italian chef to his opera singer wife, Martha, who died in childbirth.







Listing NGR: TQ2496085768

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
477355
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 02 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/13883/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Kirkland. Source Historic England Archive
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