St Nicholas Parish Church, Chiswick: Some notable tombs in the churchyard

published by the Church, 2000, £3.50

St Nicholas is the parish church of Chiswick, part of which dates from 1425. This very useful booklet contains (despite the title) extensive notes on some of the major tombs which still exist in the church and in the churchyard (including those of William Hogarth and Frederick Hitch, VC) as well as pictures of them. There are also briefer notes on many other memorial plaques in the church. The booklet ends with some notes on whether or not the body of Oliver Cromwell is buried in a vault in the church. The contents of this vault were visible in 1882-4 when the present church was built. As well as the coffins of Cromwell’s two daughters, there is said to have been a third, shorter coffin, attributed by some to Cromwell himself.

Peter Hammond

Brentford and Chiswick Local History Journal 10 (2001)

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