St John-at-Hampstead - Churchyard


Famous individuals buried in its churchyard include:

  • Walter Besant, novelist and historian
  • John Constable, romantic painter
  • Peter Cook, writer and comedian
  • Eleanor Farjeon, author
  • C. E. M. Joad, philosopher
  • Kay Kendall, actress, film star of the 1950s
  • Hugh Gaitskell, Labour Party leader from 1955 until 1963
  • John Harrison, inventor of the marine chronometer
  • George du Maurier, author and cartoonist, father of Gerald du Maurier and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
  • Gerald du Maurier, actor and manager, father of Daphne du Maurier, novelist, and brother of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
  • Arthur Llewelyn Davies and his wife Sylvia (née du Maurier) who befriended J M Barrie and whose children inspired Peter Pan
  • Jack and Peter Llewelyn Davies (children of the above) in the same grave as their parents and their brother Michael, in a separate grave
  • Anton Walbrook, Austrian Actor
  • Temple Moore, architect

The churchyard contains 8 war graves, comprising 6 servicemen from World War I and 2 from World War II.

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    Under bare Ben Bulben’s head
    In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Under bare Ben Bulben’s head
    In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
    An ancestor was rector there
    Long years ago, a church stands near,
    By the road an ancient cross.
    No marble, no conventional phrase;
    On limestone quarried near the spot
    By his command these words are cut:
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    On life, on death.
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