London's Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 448 pages
Author: H. Meller & B. Parsons
Other: 5th ed., b&w photos & images, maps, indexes
Publisher: The History Press
The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled with not only the remains of recent generations, but also a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy.
First published in 1981, and now into its 5th edition, 'London Cemeteries' is a comprehensive guide and gazetteer to all 126 cemeteries within Greater London. Listed alphabetically with a map to help locate them, for each cemetery you will find the address, the date of foundation, the owner, the size, a note of 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, architecture and epitaphs. Illustrated throughout with both modern photographs and a wide ranger of rarely seen archive photographs, this book is an essential source of information for anyone interested in London's social and architectural history as well as biographical and genealogical researchers.
Map of the Cemeteries
3. Monuments and Buildings
5. Flora and Fauna
Index of Deceased
Index of Architects, Landscapers & Sculptors