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TOMB OF JOHN TRADESCANT AND HIS FAMILY IN ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD

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: TOMB OF JOHN TRADESCANT AND HIS FAMILY IN ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD

List entry Number: 1116214

Location

TOMB OF JOHN TRADESCANT AND HIS FAMILY IN ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD, LAMBETH ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lambeth

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Mar-1981

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 204424

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History

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Details

LAMBETH ROAD SE1 1. (north side) 5023 Tomb of John Tradescant and his family in St Mary's Churchyard TQ 3079 4/1089

II*

2. 1662 hard sandstone sarcophagus with high relief carvings on all four sides depicting classical and Egyptian ruins, trees on the four corners and other flora and fauna including a mythical hydra on one end. The lid slab of 1853 records the date of the original tomb, its repair in 1773 and final restoration in 1853 with a poem in honour of John Tradescant and his son who sought out and collected "what is rare in land and sea in air". The Tradescants were gardeners to Charles I; Lambeth residents, they travelled widely and returned with many botanical discoveries; they established a physic garden in South Lambeth and their collections subsequently went to the Ashmolean Museum.

Listing NGR: TQ3062678998

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30626 78998

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