The following list of people buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey provides links to information about them and their monuments. There is also information on organisations commemorated. The list is NOT COMPLETE at present, but further entries are always being added. Contact the Abbey Library if you have a query about a burial or monument not covered by this list at library@westminster-abbey.org.

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  1. Walter H. Annenberg

    • Born: 13 March 1908
    • Died: 1 October 2002
    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    Walter H.Annenberg was a major donor to the Westminster Abbey Restoration Appeal and especially to the restoration of the chapel of Henry VII. A small stained glass window to him, by Alfred Fisher and Peter Archer, was unveiled in the south east

  2. Richard Annesley, Lord Altham

    • Burial: 25 November 1701
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Benedict

    The Revd. Dr Richard Annesley, Lord Altham was buried in St Benedict's chapel in Westminster Abbey on 25 November 1701, next to the monument of Cardinal Simon Langham.

  3. Christopher Anstey

    • Born: 31 October 1724
    • Died: 3 August 1805
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    On a pillar in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey is a tablet to Christopher Anstey,by sculptor Charles Horwell. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  4. Sir Robert Anstruther

    • Burial: 9 January 1645
    • Profession: Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir Robert Anstruther, diplomat, was buried in the south ambulatory of Westminster Abbey on 9 January 1645.

  5. Apsley family

    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Four members of the Apsley family are buried in the south ambulatory of Westminster Abbey.

  6. Armed Forces memorial

    • Memorial: 29 October 2008
    • Profession: Soldier; Airman; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    In the south cloister of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to members of the United Kingdom Armed Forces who have lost their lives in conflicts since the end of the 1939-45 war. By sculptor Tom Phillips.Unveiled on 29 October 2008 by the Princess Royal

  7. Henry Hugh Armstead

    • Profession: Artist
    • Location in the Abbey: High Altar

    Henry Hugh Armstead was a sculptor who worked on parts of the High Altar of Westminster Abbey and on two memorials within the Church. He was buried at Highgate cemetery.

  8. Samuel Arnold

    • Born: 10 August 1740
    • Died: 22 October 1802
    • Profession: Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    Samuel Arnold, composer, is buried in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey. His tablet is by sculptor Joseph Nollekens. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  9. Thomas and Matthew Arnold

    • Profession: Writer; Poet; Historian
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust; Tablet

    A memorial to Dr Thomas Arnold, famous head master, is in the north west tower chapel in the nave of Westminster Abbey. Sculptor Sir Alfred Gilbert. The bust, by A.Bruce Joy, and tablet to Matthew Arnold are in Poets' Corner. Matthew is the only

  10. Hugh Arnold-Forster

    • Profession: Writer; Politician; Statesman; Lawyer
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a memorial to Hugh Arnold-Forster, M.P. and author. By sculptor James Havard Thomas.

  11. Thomas Arnwaye

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Thomas and Margaret Arnwaye are buried in St Margaret's church Westminster and have a wall monument there. Possibly made by the studio of sculptor Cornelius Cure.

  12. Ralph Arundel (alias Papillon)

    • Profession: Priest; Abbot of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    Ralph Arundel (alias Papillon) was Abbot of Westminster but was deposed in 1214 and died in 1223. He was buried in the nave of the Norman Abbey at Westminster. Nothing remains of his grave.

  13. Thomas Arundell

    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: Quire

    Thomas Arundell, politician, was buried in the Quire of Westminster Abbey in 1648 but has no marker. He was of the family who lived at Trerice in Cornwall.

  14. Dame Peggy Ashcroft

    • Born: 22 December 1907
    • Died: 14 June 1991
    • Memorial: 7 June 2005
    • Profession: Actor
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial stone to actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft was unveiled in Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey in 2005. Cut by Lida Kindersley.

  15. Edward Aspinwall

    • Profession: Writer; Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept

    Edward Aspinwall, priest and author, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey but has no gravestone or monument.

  16. Herbert Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith

    • Born: 12 September 1852
    • Died: 15 February 1928
    • Memorial: 26 July 1934
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, has a memorial tablet on a pillar in the north transept of Westminster Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  17. Edward and Robert Atkyns

    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south transept of Westminster Abbey is a monument of red and white marble, erected in 1746, to the memory of Sir Edward Atkyns and members of his family (none of whom are buried in the Abbey).

  18. Francis Atterbury

    • Born: 6 March 1663
    • Died: 22 February 1732
    • Burial: 12 May 1732
    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Francis Atterbury, Dean of Westminster, is buried at the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey. Click on the blue link for more information.

  19. Clement Attlee

    • Born: 3 January 1883
    • Died: 8 October 1967
    • Burial: 7 November 1967
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey lie the ashes of Prime Minister Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG,PC,OM,CH,FRS.

  20. Atwood family

    • Profession: Scientist; Priest; Mathematician
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Thomas, Isabella, George and Thomas Alexander Atwood are buried in St Margaret's church, and there are two memorials to them there.

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