John Pollard Seddon

The grave is in a poor condition and the cross has fallen.

Victorian diocesan architect, associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.


John Pollard Seddon was a diocesan architect of London and Charles Annerly Voysey was articled to him as a pupil. Seddon was a follower of John Ruskin and was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement through his brother, the artist Thomas Seddon. He was Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s landlord at the end of Rosetti’s life.

He was the architect of the Sir William Powell's Almshouses, which are just by All Saints Church at the bottom of Fulham High Street.

His works include the University College of Wales building in Aberystwyth; St Peter's Church in Ayot St Peter, Hertfordshire; and St Nicholas Church in Great Yarmouth.

He was also a prolific designer of furniture, metalwork, stained glass, tiles and ceramics. 

Although Seddon was known for the Gothic style, the cross (now fallen) is Celtic.

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King René's Honeymoon Cabinet, 1861

J.P. Seddon (1827-1906) designed this architect's desk, including the metalwork and inlay, in 1861 for his own use. Seddon had the desk made at his father's cabinet-making firm. The panels were painted by his friends, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Sir William Powell's Almshouses, 1869

The 12 one bedroom flats, built in 1869, provide accommodation for older women. They are managed by the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation. The almshouses are next to All Saints Church at the bottom of Fulham High Street. 

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