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Wednesday, 17th June 2015
Westminster Abbey is to honour the poet Philip Larkin with a memorial stone to be dedicated next year.
Thursday, 1st December 2016
A memorial to the poet Philip Larkin CH CBE was dedicated in Poets’ Corner in the south transept of Westminster Abbey on Friday 2nd December 2016.
Friday, 20th September 2019
HRH The Duke of Kent attended the dedication of a memorial stone to PG Wodehouse at Westminster Abbey on Friday 20th September 2019.
Writer and Novelist
Jane Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral but a small tablet was unveiled to her memory in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, on 17th December 1967.
Artist and Poet
In 1957 a larger than life size bronze bust by Epstein to the poet, painter and engraver William Blake was unveiled in Poets' Corner.
A memorial stone to the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft was unveiled in Poets' Corner in 2005. The stone is near Laurence Olivier’s grave.
Abbot and Dean
William Benson, first Dean of Westminster, is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey (in the area formerly called the chapel of St Blaize).
Writer and Historian
William Camden, author and antiquary, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey. He was Head Master of Westminster School 1593-1597.
Poet and Composer
A marble bust of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns is on the wall of Poets’ Corner near memorials to Shakespeare and Scottish poet James Thomson.
Writer and Poet
John Milton, poet and writer, died in 1674 but his memorial in Poet's Corner was not erected until 1737. He has a memorial window in St Margaret's church.
In the south transept is a memorial to actor Barton Booth. There is a portrait medallion with an allegorical figure crowning him with a laurel.
Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess Dowager of Strathmore, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey, wearing, it is said, a superb bridal dress.
Composer, Dancer and Musician
In 2009 a memorial stone to four founders of the Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, Constant Lambert and Margot Fonteyn, was unveiled.
Poet and Playwright
Nicholas Rowe, Poet Laureate and dramatist, was buried in Poets' Corner. His monument was moved to the triforium and can be seen there.
Dr Nathaniel Rogers, physician, presented a small stained glass window to Westminster Abbey. The window is in of the east aisle of the south transept.
Poet and Novelist
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte are commemorated in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. Their stone tablet of Huddlestone stone was given by the Bronte Society.
Writer, Poet and Broadcaster
On a pillar in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate and broadcaster.
Above the tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer in Poets' Corner is a white marble monument to politician John Roberts. The memorial was erected in 1776.
In 1966 a memorial to the early Christian poet Caedmon was unveiled in Poets' Corner. This famous Northumbrian poet died around the year A.D. 680.
Writer and Poet
The poet Robert Browning is buried in Poets' Corner. His wife, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, is buried in Florence, but is memorialised in Westminster Abbey.