15. Nuffield Hospital
Mid-way along Westbourne Avenue, beside the fountain, is the former Nuffield Hospital (currently The Westbourne Dental Centre). During his final illness, Larkin stayed here several times as an inpatient. He had felt at ease in these Avenues for many years and had often enjoyed the change of scene they gave him whilst living just a few minutes away in Pearson Park.

As he died, in the early hours of 2 December 1985, he told the nurse who held his hand: 'I am going to the inevitable'.

Philip Larkin was buried in the Municipal Cemetery in Cottingham.



GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 45.3807
Longitude: 0° 21.9440

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 507846
Northing: 430124

Image © Dennis Low
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