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Directions / How to find the Memorials

Thomas Earnshaw

  • Plaque at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG Tel:0207 240 2532 www.stgilesonline.org. It is at the right hand end of the vestibule when facing the altar, and it measures 19″ by 14″.
  • Blue Plaque at 120 High Holborn, London, on the wall of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society on the north side of High Holborn opposite Holborn tube station, and close to the pedestrian lights.

Rupert Thomas Gould

  • The grave is at St Giles’ Church, Ashstead  in Surrey – best found by entering the churchyard through the small gated entrance off the approach to the main entrance to the church. Follow the path from this entrance to where it turns right and the grave is two to three graves along this right turn on the right. The grave is shared with his mother. Contact the Verger, Mr Mark Haustead, on 07711 871102.

George Graham

  • He shares the same slate memorial stone with Thomas Tompion in Westminster Abbey, London – see below.
  • He also shares a framed blue enamel plaque with Thomas Tompion on the wall at 67 Fleet Street – see below.

John Harrison

  • Stone memorial slab in the floor of Westminster Abbey, London. The Lay Guides are very helpful and will guide you to it.
  • The Tomb stands prominently on the south side of St John’s Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London. It is to the left of the church opposite the white door, and is now signposted together with the tomb of John Constable.
  • Blue Plaque on the wall of Summit House, 17 Red Lion Square, London, on the corner of Red Lion Square with Dane Street.
  • Memorial on the Old Post Office at Foulby in West Yorkshire WF4 1PY. Park in the lay-by just before the hamlet, if coming from the East.

Henry Jones

  • Memorial in the Guild Church of St Dunstan-in-the-West, at 186a Fleet Street, London – very difficult to see as it is located high up on the wall, behind a venerable altar screen installed by the Romanian Orthodox Church, who hold services in the church. The door in the screen is locked and under normal circumstances only members of the Orthodox clergy are allowed behind the screen.

Samuel, Joseph & John Knibb

  • Blue Plaque commemorating the lives of the Knibb clockmakers on the eastern gable end of Claydon Church Room, opposite Leys Farm at Claydon in North Oxfordshire.

Victor Kullberg

  • Tomb situated at the western end of Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London N6 6PJ. Contact The Friends of Highgate Cemetery on 020 8340 1834. The Chairman is Mr John Shepperd.

Thomas Tompion

  • Slate memorial stone to Thomas Tompion and George Graham in Westminster Abbey, London, situated on the right hand side of the main aisle one third of the way from the west door. It measures 45″ by 85″. Ask the Lay Guides for help and directions.
  • Rectangular framed blue enamel plaque, in memory of Thomas Tompion and George Graham, on the wall at 67 Fleet Street on the south side of Fleet Street towards Ludgate Circus. Next door is the Tipperary public house which has a sign referring to Tompion.
  • Memorial plaque at St Mary Virgin, Northill, Bedfordshire, at the back of the Church on the west wall. The vicar is the Revd Frank Coleman 01767 315578 dr.frankcoleman@gmail.com. The Church is open every Tuesday and Thursday in daylight hours. Contact Mrs Shirley Mullen jands.mullen@madasafish.com for access at other times.
  • Plaque on the cottage where Tompion was born and brought up at Ickwell Green approximately half a mile from the Church.
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