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. Henry and James Cornewall

    • Died: 11 February 1743
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the entrance archway to the cloisters of Westminster Abbey is a large monument (36 feet high) to Captain James Cornewall of the Royal Navy. By sculptor Sir Robert Taylor.

  2. Charles Cornwall

    • Died: 7 October 1718
    • Burial: 27 November 1718
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    Admiral Charles Cornwall (or Cornewall) of Berrington in Herefordshire was buried in the south aisle (presumably of the nave) of Westminster Abbey on 27 November 1718.

  3. Sir Richard Costain

    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    A window to Sir Richard Costain is in St Margaret's church Westminster. The glass was designed by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens.

  4. Harold Costley-White

    • Born: 9 November 1878
    • Died: 5 April 1966
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Islip Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    The ashes of Harold Costley-White, Canon of Westminster 1936-38 and Head Master of Westminster School, are buried in the vault of the Islip chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  5. Francis Cottington

    • Died: 19 June 1652
    • Burial: 24 June 1678
    • Profession: Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Statue; Bust

    Francis, Baron Cottington of Hanworth, and his wife Anne, have monuments in the chapel of St Paul in Westminster Abbey. His is by F.Fanelli and her bust is by H.Le Sueur.

  6. Clement Cottrell

    • Died: 28 May 1672
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south aisle of the Nave of Westminster Abbey is a monument to two friends, Charles Harbord and Clement Cottrell (or Cotterell).

  7. Almericus de Courcy, Baron Kingsale

    • Died: 9 February 1720
    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is buried Almericus de Courcy, Lord Kingsale (or Kinsale) and his wife Ann. He has a large monument.

  8. Richard Courtenay

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Shrine
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The grave of Richard Courtenay, bishop of Norwich, was re-discovered in October 1953 in the chapel of St Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey.

  9. Noel Coward

    • Born: 16 December 1899
    • Died: 26 March 1973
    • Memorial: 28 March 1984
    • Profession: Playwright; Actor; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial to composer and playwright Sir Noel Coward was unveiled in 1984 in the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey. The black marble stone was cut by Ralph Beyer.

  10. Abraham Cowley

    • Died: 28 July 1667
    • Burial: 3 August 1667
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    In Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is the grave and white marble monument to poet Abraham Cowley. The monument is by sculptor John Bushnell.

  11. William Cowper

    • Born: 15 November 1731
    • Died: 25 April 1800
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: St George's Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    In St George's chapel in Westminster Abbey is a two light stained glass window in memory of poets William Cowper and George Herbert. By Clayton & Bell.

  12. Richard Cox

    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster

    Dr Richard Cox was Dean of Westminster from 1549-1553 but he has no memorial in the Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  13. Sir Richard Coxe

    • Died: 13 December 1623
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    On the wall of the south transept in Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Sir Richard Coxe. By sculptor Nicholas Stone.

  14. Clayton Cracherode

    • Born: 23 June 1730
    • Died: 5 April 1799
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    The Revd. Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode F.R.S, F.S.A., bibliophile, is buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey not far from the Library entrance.

  15. James Craggs

    • Born: 9 April 1686
    • Died: 16 February 1721
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: St George's Chapel; Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Statue; Vault

    In the chapel of St George in Westminster Abbey is a statue to James Craggs the younger, designed by James Gibbs and sculpted by G.B.Guelfi. The memorial was originally free standing in the nave.

  16. William Craig

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The Revd. William Craig and his wife are buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey but their grave inscription has now worn away. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  17. Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex

    • Died: 6 August 1645
    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory; Chapel of St Benedict
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In St Benedict's chapel in Westminster Abbey is a large tomb, with white marble effigies, to Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex and his second wife Anne. Cranfield graves are also in the south ambulatory.

  18. Thomas Cranmer

    • Died: 21 March 1556
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    The early 16th century hexagonal pulpit with linenfold panelling in the nave of Westminster Abbey is by tradition that in which Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer preached at the coronation of King Edward VI.

  19. James, Lord Cranstoun

    • Burial: 14 July 1773
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept

    James, Lord Cranstoun was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey on 14 July 1773 aged 70.

  20. Thomas Crawfurd

    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Thomas Crawfurd, Envoy at the French Court, was buried in the north quire aisle of Westminster Abbey but no inscription remains. His father was Patrick and his brother Robert, composer of Scottish ballads.

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