C.S. Lewis

Birth Name:
Clive Staples Lewis
Birth Date:
November 29, 1898
Birth Place:
Belfast, Ireland
Death Date:
November 22, 1963
Place of Death:
The Kilns, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Cause of Death:
Complications from end-stage kidney failure and heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
C.S. Lewis is best known for his beloved fiction novels, notably The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The Space Trilogy. He is also known for his popular works of non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain.

Fun Fact

Media coverage of Lewis’s death was almost completely overshadowed by news of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on the same day (approximately 55 minutes following Lewis’s collapse), as did the death of English writer Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry

46 Quarry Road

Headington, Oxford, , OX3 8NU

United Kingdom


Grave Location Description

C.S. Lewis, one of the 20th century’s literary greats, rest about 10 rows from the back border wall in this small church cemetery. As you take the long walk from the city street to the church property, follow the path towards the entrance to the church (on your left) and take the first walkway on your right. Follow that path until it turns to grass (about 100 feet) and C.S. Lewis flat monument will be on your left (or you can just follow the signs).

In 1992, a gorgeous etched glass window featuring beloved Narnia characters was installed in the church. The fantasy scene is located adjacent to the pew where he always sat.

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51.7574619484, -1.198134355823

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