Monument to James Braidwood in Abney Park Cemetery

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1257293
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1997
Statutory Address:
Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0LH

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0LH

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Hackney (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 33338 86642

Details

TQ 3386 735/12/10060

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

GV II Monument to James Braidwood (1800-1861). A stone pedestal with coved frieze and wreath-capped terminal erected in memory of the leading fireman of his day, who did much to establish the profession of firefighting. From 1832 the superintendent of the Fire Engine Establishment, he lost his life in the great Tooley Street fire of 22 June 1861, and was buried here on 29 June as a national hero. Listed for historical reasons.

Listing NGR: TQ3333886642

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
464038
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: 23 Jan 2003
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