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MONUMENT TO JOHN SWAN IN ABNEY PARK CEMETERY

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: MONUMENT TO JOHN SWAN IN ABNEY PARK CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1257265

Location

MONUMENT TO JOHN SWAN IN ABNEY PARK CEMETERY, STOKE NEWINGTON HIGH STREET N16

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hackney

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464053

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History

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Details

TQ 3386 735/12/10055

STOKE NEWINGTON HIGH STREET, N16 (west side) Monument to John Swan in Abney Park Cemetery

GV II Monument to John Swan (1787-1869). White marble pedestal surmounted by a draped urn; overgrown with ivy at time of inspection in 1997. Millward, mason. Of historical interest on account of the inscription which claims that 'few men have been greater benefactors to their country than the late John Swan. He was the original inventor of the "screw propeller "in the year '24, as now used in HMS, and published by the late Dr Birkbeck, in the Mechanics Register of the same date. The Deceased was also the inventor of the "self acting chain messenger" introduced into the navy in 1831, a saving to the nation of about £70,000 a year. Admiral Dundas frankly compensed that it was a very great saving both of money and men's lives and that the inventor deserved every encouragement, but unfortunately by some means or other the "ingenious and modest inventor" as he was styled by Dr Birkbeck never received the slightest remuneration.'



Listing NGR: TQ3345186801

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National Grid Reference: TQ 33451 86801

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