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Spurgeon Mausoleum

A grey granite sarcophagus raised on a rusticated stone base with a flight of steps to either side. On the narrow end of the sarcophagus facing the path is a tondo with a bust of Dr Spurgeon carved in low relief and, below that, lying on the stone base, is a carving of an open book resting on a cushion. The verses inscribed on the monument and may be extracts from hymns written by Dr Spurgeon.

Architect

Not known

Listing

Grade II (England and Wales)

Year Built

1892

History

The mausoleum was built to commemorate Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), an inspired preacher and the founder of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1861. More people are said to have attended his funeral than any other in the history of the cemetery. Also interred here is his wife Susannah (1832-1903)

Condition

Good (2002)

Sources

Geoffrey Manning, The Listed Structures in West Norwood Cemetery (1989);

H Meller, London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer (1985) 224.

Links

Friends of West Norwood Cemetery website

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Location

West Norwood Cemetery (Plot 52),
Norwood Road,
London

SE27 9JU


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