The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas


Abbot Kirton, 1466.


A plain stone, which had formerly a brass effigy and an inscription, now gone, commemorates this abbot.

General Wolfe's monument separates the above chapel from the north aisle. It is very large, and the work of Wilton. The general is nearly naked, and is upon the whole a fine figure; perhaps the legs are too firmly placed for his exhausted situation. The soldier who supports him is full of earnestness and expression in relating the victory just achieved. That at the entrance of the lent has a good head; but the body is strangely faulty, and does not relieve as it ought. The angel offering the laurel had better have been omitted. The couch is badly drawn and poorly executed: but the old oak tree, hung with tomahawks and daggers is very excellent. The sorrowing lions at the feet of the sarcophagus are exceedingly characteristic, and well executed. We cannot say much for the bronze relief on the basement, though parts are well done. It represents the landing and scaling the rocks, previous to the action. The vessels cannot be worse.

To the memory of James Wolfe, major-general, and commander-in-chief of the British land forces, on an expedition against Quebec; who, after surmounting by ability and valour all obstacles of art and nature, was slain in the moment of victory, on the

13th of September, 1759

; the King and the Parliament of Great


dedicate this monument.

Close to it is a tablet

Sacred to the memory of sir James Adolphus Oughton, Lieutenant-General, commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces in North


, colonel of the


regiment of foot, Lieutenant-Governor of the island of Antigua, and knight of the moat honourable Military Order of the Bath. He departed this life the

14th day of April, 1780

, in the


year of his age.

Another to Brian Duppa, bishop of Winchester, who died , aged .

Immediately underneath Duppa's monument is a neat marble surmounted by ensigns, trophies of war, &c. to the memory of John Theophilus Beresford, who died in the year of his age, at Villa Formosa, in Spain, of the wounds received from the explosion of a powder magazine.

On the opposite side of the aisle is a tomb of rich marble (S. F. Moore, sc.) which has a pretty figure of History, but with bad drapery, holding a label inscribed, Schellenberg, Blenheim, Ramillies,


Oudenarde, Taniere, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Fontenoy, Rocoux, Laffeldth. She rests her arm on an urn; and at her feet is the deceased's medallion and trophies. On the pyramid behind are medallions of the sovereigns in whose reign the deceased had lived, queen Anne, George I George II. and George III.

In memory of John Earl Ligonier, Baron of Ripley, in Surry, Viscount o Inniskilling, and Viscount of Clonmell, field marshall, and commander in chief o his Majesty's forces, Master General of the Ordnance, Colonel of the


regiment of foot guards,


of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, and Knight of the most honourable military order of the Bath, died

April the 28th, 1770

, aged



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 Title Page
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda