The Magnificent Seven

A fascinating history of seven Victorian London cemeteries - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.

Author: John Turpin

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1445600382

Category: History

Page: 158

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A fascinating history of seven Victorian London cemeteries - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.

London Cemeteries

Although not the oldest or the biggest of London's cemeteries it is by far the best known and probably the most visited.1 Until recently it suffered from rampant decay but owes its renaissance to the dedicated work of the Friends of ...

Author: Hugh Meller

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752496900

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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London Cemeteries is a comprehensive guide to all 126 cemeteries within Greater London. Listed alphabetically and with a map to help locate them, for each cemetery it includes the address, the date of foundation, the owner, the size, a note on its history, development and current state, and the names, dates and major achievements of any noteworthy people buried there. There are also chapters on the origins of London’s cemeteries and cemetery history, planning, archicecture and epitaphs. Illustrated throughout with both modern photographs and a wide range of rarely seen archive images, it is an essential source of information for anyone interested in London’s social and architectural history, as well as biographical and genealogical researchers.

Victorian Cemeteries and the Suburbs of London

Loudon, however, used his book to air his personal opinions on cemeteries, without reserve; the author expressed his dissatisfaction with the quality of London's cemeteries in terms of planning and layout.

Author: Gian Luca Amadei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000521511

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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This book explores how Victorian cemeteries were the direct result of the socio-cultural, economic and political context of the city, and were part of a unique transformation process that emerged in London at the time. The book shows how the re-ordering of the city’s burial spaces, along with the principles of health and hygiene, were directly associated with liberal capital investments, which had consequences in the spatial arrangement of London. Victorian cemeteries, in particular, were not only a solution for overcrowded graveyards, they also acted as urban generators in the formation London’s suburbs in the nineteenth century. Beginning with an analysis of the conditions that triggered the introduction of the early Victorian cemeteries in London, this book investigates their spatial arrangement, aesthetics and functions. These developments are illustrated through the study of three private Victorian burial sites: Kensal Green Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery and Brookwood Cemetery. The book is aimed at students and researchers of London history, planning and environment, and Victorian and death culture studies.

Who s Buried Where in London

Arranged geographically, this comprehensive guide describes famous graves in all the major cemeteries and churches in Greater London, including Highgate, Kensal Green, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the City churches ...

Author: Peter Matthews

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784422011

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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London's many cemeteries, churches and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life. Politicians, writers and military heroes rub shoulders with engineers, courtesans, artists and musicians, along with quite a few eccentric characters. Arranged geographically, this comprehensive guide describes famous graves in all the major cemeteries and churches in Greater London, including Highgate, Kensal Green, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the City churches and many suburban parish churches. The book gives biographical details, information on the monuments, and is richly illustrated. As well as being an historical guide, it also serves as an indispensable reference guide for any budding tombstone tourist.

On the Laying Out Planting and Managing of Cemeteries

Catacombs above ground , like those in the London and Westminster Cemetery , like some private tombs in the Kensal Green Cemetery , and like those in the new burying - ground attached to the old church at Brighton , are , in our opinion ...

Author: John Claudius Loudon


ISBN: HARVARD:32044103111688

Category: Cemeteries

Page: 120

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Romano British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

London: English Heritage. Watson, J. 1998. The chest. In L. AllasonJones and M.C. Bishop, Excavations at Roman Corbridge: The Hoard. London: HBMCE, 95–6. Watson, S. 2003. An Excavation in the Western Cemetery of Roman London.

Author: Sam Lucy


ISBN: 9781785702693

Category: History

Page: 456

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Excavations at Mucking, Essex, between 1965 and 1978, revealed extensive evidence for a multiphase rural Romano-British settlement, perhaps an estate center, and five associated cemetery areas (170 burials) with different burial areas reserved for different groups within the settlement. The settlement demonstrated clear continuity from the preceding Iron Age occupation with unbroken sequences of artefacts and enclosures through the first century AD, followed by rapid and extensive remodeling, which included the laying out a Central Enclosure and an organized water supply with wells, accompanied by the start of large-scale pottery production. After the mid-second century AD the Central Enclosure was largely abandoned and settlement shifted its focus more to the Southern Enclosure system with a gradual decline though the 3rd and 4th centuries although continued burial, pottery and artefactual deposition indicate that a form of settlement continued, possibly with some low-level pottery production. Some of the latest Roman pottery was strongly associated with the earliest Anglo-Saxon style pottery suggesting the existence of a terminal Roman settlement phase that essentially involved an ‘Anglo-Saxon’ community. Given recent revisions of the chronology for the early Anglo-Saxon period, this casts an intriguing light on the transition, with radical implications for understandings of this period. Each of the cemetery areas was in use for a considerable length of time. Taken as a whole, Mucking was very much a componented place/complex; it was its respective parts that fostered its many cemeteries, whose diverse rites reflect the variability and roles of the settlement’s evidently varied inhabitants.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England Ten. years after Highgate opened, it was clear that the ring of London cemeteries called the Magnificent Seven would not provide enough burial space ...

Author: Loren Rhoads

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316473798

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography andtheir unique histories and residents. More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Pè Lachaise cemetery each year.They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.

The Secret Cemetery

(1994), 'Young's “Night Thoughts” and the Origins of the Garden Cemetery', Journal of Garden History, 14(2): 92–118. Curson, T. (1997), Survey of Islington Parks, London: Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies (CELTS), University of ...

Author: Doris Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000210989

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Burial sites have long been recognized as a way to understand past civilizations. Yet, the meanings of our present day cemeteries have been virtually ignored, even though they reveal much about our cultures. Exploring an extraordinarily diverse range of memorial practice - Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Anglican, as well as the unchurched - The Secret Cemetery is an intriguing study of what these places of death mean to the living. Most of us experience cemeteries at a ritualized moment of loss. What we forget is that these are often places to which we return either as a general space in which to contemplate or as a specific site to be tended. These are also places where different communities can reinforce boundaries and even recreate a sense of homeland. Over time, ritual, artefact and place shape an intensely personal landscape of memory and mourning, a landscape more alive, more actively engaged with than many of the other places we inhabit.