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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11677
Current location

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber west bay, a sculpted marble wall monument with colossal figures of a kneeling woman flanked by two naked putti. In the centre a woman in classical dress kneels, facing forward, her head propped on her palm. To the left is a striding naked infant carrying a trident, to the right is a seated infant placing a Greek helmet on his head. Behind, to the right, is represented the stern of a ship. The whole stands on a high shallow podium with the memorial inscription.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE TO THE/ MEMORY OF CAPTAIN JOHN COOKE, WHO WAS/ KILLED COMMANDING THE BELLEROPHON, IN THE/ BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, IN THE 44TH YEAR OF/ HIS AGE, AND THE 30TH OF HIS SERVICE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cooke, John
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: depth 340mm, height 3085mm, width 2900mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 147 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 2393

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