TOMB OF ANDREW DUCROW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1358179
Date first listed:
07-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
TOMB OF ANDREW DUCROW, HARROW ROAD W10

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOMB OF ANDREW DUCROW, HARROW ROAD W10

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 23358 82552

Details

249/80/53 HARROW ROAD W10 07-NOV-84 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY TOMB OF ANDREW DUCROW

GV II*

Mausoleum of Andrew Ducrow, (died 1842): erected 1837 to Ducrow's wife and much embellished later for his own interment. Designed by George Danson and built by John Cusworth, mason. Rendered brick with Carrara marble and artificial stone enrichments within cast iron railings. Single cell with Egyptian reeded columns with lotus capitals at angles, supporting a cavetto cornice; doorcase (blocked) on north-east face surmounted by winged orb and eared pediment, and flanked by angle-set plinths supporting sphinxes. Battered sides sport reliefs of angels holding wreaths over marble inscription panels (broken on north-west face). Upper section consists of an urn decorated with horses' heads and garlands on a tapering pedestal, standing on a lower stage with reliefs of Pegasus; marble relief set into pediment on north-east end of a mourning woman with comic and tragic masks and inverted torch with Pegasus amid clouds; pediments along sides contain bee-hives. Free-standing broken column with wide-brimmed hat and gauntlets to north-west; garland-hung broken column to south-east. Cast-iron railings with motifs of wreaths, swags and inverted torches. History: Ducrow was an equestrian, a circus performer and proprietor of Astley's Ampitheatre. The mausoleum was erected for his wife at a cost of £3,000 and embellished subsequently for his own interment: the inscription describes it as ERECTED BY GENIUS FOR THE RECEPTION OF ITS OWN REMAINS. Among the outstanding funerary monuments of Victorian England. Survey of London Vol XXXVII P 339 and plate 31a.



Listing NGR: TQ2337982552

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
203836
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England' in Survey of London, ()
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

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: 31 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01127/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Quiller Barrett. Source Historic England Archive
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