TOMB OF SIR JOHN SOANE, HIS WIFE AND SON IN ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1322044
Date first listed:
16-May-1978
Date of most recent amendment:
11-Jan-1999
Statutory Address:
TOMB OF SIR JOHN SOANE, HIS WIFE AND SON IN ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH GARDENS, PANCRAS ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOMB OF SIR JOHN SOANE, HIS WIFE AND SON IN ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH GARDENS, PANCRAS ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ2979383504

Details

CAMDEN

TQ2983SE PANCRAS ROAD 798-1/84/1274 Tomb of Sir John Soane, his wife and 16/05/78 son in St Pancras Old Church Gardens (Formerly Listed as: ST PANCRAS GARDENS Tomb to Sir John Soane and his wife and son John)

GV I

Tomb. Erected 1816 and designed by Sir John Soane in memory of his wife who died in 1815. Portland stone. Rectangular plan. Tomb comprises central domed structure supported on 4 panelled piers with ornamented capitals covering a pedimented structure on 4 Ionic columns in a decorative style of Soane's own invention, each side filled with an inscribed slab. Balustraded enclosure sets out north, south and east of central structure with staircase approach down at west end to sealed basement vault. Dome with open spandrels having wavy line ornament to face, topped by a small drum banded by a snake (with tail in mouth) surmounted by a pineapple. Balustraded enclosure with panelled dies at ends and corners surmounted by stele, those attendant to the central part of the monument with weepers in niches and triple stele. Some stone balusters later replaced in terracotta. HISTORICAL NOTE: the design of the central domed structure influenced Giles Gilbert Scott's design of the K2 and subsequent telephone boxes.



Listing NGR: TQ2979883410

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
477704
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.

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Date: 27 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/16604/18
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