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List of burial places of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

 

List of burial places of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

This is a list of burial places of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

Prime Ministers are typically buried or interred in a place associated with them or, traditionally, their aristocratic family seat. Eight Prime Ministers have been buried in David Lloyd George, in Wales. Eight Prime Ministers who held office in the 20th century were cremated before their ashes were buried or scattered elsewhere.

Name Place of burial or interment Image
Sir Robert Walpole
(1676–1745)
Church of St Martin, Houghton, Norfolk[1]
Spencer Compton,
1st Earl of Wilmington

(1673–1743)
The Estate Chapel, Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire[2]
Henry Pelham
(1694–1754)
All Saints' Church, Laughton, East Sussex[3]
Thomas Pelham-Holles,
1st Duke of Newcastle

(1693–1768)
All Saints' Church, Laughton, East Sussex[4]
William Cavendish,
4th Duke of Devonshire

(1720–1764)
Derby Cathedral, Derby, Derbyshire[5]
John Stuart,
3rd Earl of Bute

(1713–1792)
St Mary's Chapel, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute[6]
George Grenville
(1712–1770)
Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire[7]
Charles Watson-Wentworth,
2nd Marquess of Rockingham

(1730–1782)
York Minster, York, Yorkshire[8]
William Pitt the Elder,
1st Earl of Chatham

(1708–1778)
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[9]
Augustus FitzRoy,
3rd Duke of Grafton

(1735–1811)
Euston Hall, Euston, Suffolk[10]
Frederick North,
Lord North

(1732–1792)
All Saints' Church, Wroxton, Oxfordshire[11]
William Petty-FitzMaurice,
2nd Earl of Shelburne

(1737–1805)
All Saints' Church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire[12]
William Cavendish-Bentinck,
3rd Duke of Portland

(1738–1809)
St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone, London[13]
William Pitt the Younger
(1759–1806)
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[9]
Henry Addington
(1757–1844)
St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake, Richmond Upon Thames, London[14]
William Wyndham Grenville,
1st Lord Grenville

(1759–1834)
Burnham, Buckinghamshire[15]
Spencer Perceval
(1762–1812)
St Luke's Church, Charlton, London[16]
Robert Banks Jenkinson,
2nd Earl of Liverpool

(1770–1828)
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire[17]
George Canning
(1770–1827)
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[5]
Frederick John Robinson,
1st Viscount Goderich

(1782–1859)
Nocton Hall, Nocton, Lincolnshire[18]
Arthur Wellesley,
1st Duke of Wellington

(1769–1852)
St Paul's Cathedral, London[19]
Charles Grey,
2nd Earl Grey

(1764–1845)
St Michael and all Angels Church, Howick, Northumberland[20]
William Lamb,
2nd Viscount Melbourne

(1779–1848)
St Etheldreda Church, Hatfield, Hertfordshire[21]
Sir Robert Peel
(1788–1850)
St Peter's Church, Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire[22]
Lord John Russell
(1792–1878)
St Michael's Church, Chenies, Buckinghamshire[23]
Edward Smith-Stanley,
14th Earl of Derby

(1799–1869)
St Mary's Church, Knowsley, Merseyside[24]
George Hamilton-Gordon,
4th Earl of Aberdeen

(1784–1860)
St John's Church, Stanmore, Harrow, London[25]
Henry John Temple,
3rd Viscount Palmerston

(1784–1865)
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[26]
Benjamin Disraeli
(1804–1881)
St Michael and All Angels Church, Hughenden, Nr High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire[27]
William Ewart Gladstone
(1809–1898)
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[28]
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil,
3rd Marquess of Salisbury

(1830–1903)
St Etheldreda churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire[29]
Archibald Primrose,
5th Earl of Rosebery

(1847–1929)
Dalmeny churchyard, Dalmeny, City of Edinburgh[30]
Arthur Balfour
(1848–1930)
Whittingehame Church, Whittingehame, East Lothian[31]
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(1836–1908)
Meigle churchyard, Meigle, Perth and Kinross, Angus[32]
Herbert Henry Asquith
(1852–1928)
All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire[33]
David Lloyd George
(1863–1945)
In woodland Nr. Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd[34]
Andrew Bonar Law
(1858–1923)
Ashes interred at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[35]
Stanley Baldwin
(1867–1947)
Ashes interred at Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire[36]
Ramsay MacDonald
(1866–1937)
Ashes interred at Spynie churchyard, Spynie, [37]
Neville Chamberlain
(1869–1940)
Ashes interred at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[35]
Winston Churchill
(1874–1965)
St Martin's Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire[38]
Clement Attlee
(1883–1967)
Ashes interred at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London[39]
Sir Anthony Eden
(1897–1977)
St Mary's, Alvediston, Wiltshire[19]
Harold Macmillan
(1894–1986)
St Giles' Church, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex[40]
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
(1903–1995)
Lennel churchyard, Coldstream, Scottish Borders[41]
Harold Wilson
(1916–1995)
St Mary's Old Church, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall[42]
Edward Heath
(1916–2005)
Ashes interred at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire[43]
James Callaghan
(1912–2005)
Ashes scattered around the base of the Peter Pan statue at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London[44]
Margaret Thatcher
(1925–2013)
Ashes interred at Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, London[45]

See also

References

References

  1. ^ WalODNB.
  2. ^ CompODNB.
  3. ^ PelODNB.
  4. ^ ThPelODNB.
  5. ^ a b CavODNB.
  6. ^ ButeODNB.
  7. ^ GrenODNB.
  8. ^ RockODNB.
  9. ^ a b
  10. ^ GrafODNB.
  11. ^ NorODNB.
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  13. ^ PortODNB.
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  15. ^ GrenBarODNB.
  16. ^ SpenODNB.
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  18. ^ GodeODNB.
  19. ^ a b
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  22. ^ PeelODNB.
  23. ^ RussODNB.
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  26. ^ PalmODNB.
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  30. ^ RoseODNB.
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  32. ^ CampBanODNB.
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  35. ^ a b Self 2006, pp. 447–48.
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  40. ^ Coppin 2006, p. 128.
  41. ^ Thorpe (1997), pp. 463–464
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