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Sir John Betjeman

Person   Born 28/8/1906 Died 19/5/1984

Categories: Architecture, Poetry

Poet Laureate 1972 - 1984. Conservation campaigner. Credited with saving the Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers) and the station at St Pancras from demolition and helping to achieve their Grade 1 listed status. This campaign in the 1960s is often given as the beginning of the conservation movement.  He also helped save the Queen's Tower at Imperial College.

Born 52 Parliament Hill Mansions, Lissenden Gardens (where oddly, 2014, there is no plaque, despite the Tenants Association having erected at least 6 others).  Brought up in Highgate.  Died at his home in Trebetherick, Cornwall and is buried in the nearby church of St. Enodoc.

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This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir John Betjeman

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48781

Black Friar pub

The plaque is a perfectly nice pub plaque but the pub is adorned with many lo...

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45456

John Betjeman - EC1

Note that, despite its blueness, this is not an English Heritage plaque.

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John Betjeman - N6

Sir John Betjeman, 1906 - 1984, poet, lived here, 1908 - 1917. English Heritage 

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45311

John Betjeman statue

Bronze. Unveiled by Betjeman's daughter Candida Lycett-Green and Poet Laureat...

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John Betjeman - SW3

Sir John Betjeman, 1906 - 1984, Poet Laureate and conservationist, lived here...

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Sir John Betjeman

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Alexander Cruden

Camden Passage has a picture of the unveiling by Poet Laureate Betjeman and c...

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45290

Battishill Gardens

This stone frieze (13 metres long, 2 metres high) was originally unveiled on ...

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45117

Cruikshank

Cruikshank lived here for 25 years. The plaque was unveiled by Betjeman in 1...

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