Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The London List No.6: Dead Centre of Hampstead


Five Permanent Hampsteadites

Interred in the graveyard of the Church of St John-at-Hampstead




1. John Constable – Romantic painter (1776 – 1837)


2. Peter Cook (ashes scattered) – writer and comedian (1937 – 1995)


3. Hugh Gaitskell – Leader of the Labour Party 1955 – 1963 (1906 – 1963)


4. John Harrison – inventor of the marine chronometer (1693 – 1776)


5. George du Maurier – author and cartoonist (1834 – 1896)

Discover Old Hampstead Village on Wednesdays at 2.00 p.m, Saturdays at 7.00 p.m and Sundays at 10.00 a.m.

POST UPDATED 23/3/16

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