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London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer

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The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. Part one of this study records the origins of London's cemeteries and includes introductory chapters on cemetery history, planning, architecture, epitaphs, and natural history. Part Two is a gazetteer with descriptions of all the cemeteries in Greater London, together with short biographies of the celebrated people buried in them. There are two indexes, one listing the names of those in the gazetteer, and a second naming the architects, landscapers, and sculptors whose work is represented in the cemeteries. The text is illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and a wide range of rarely seen archive images. This is an important source for biographical and genealogical research, and a compendium of material for the architectural historian. Social and local historians will also find much of interest here.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Hugh Meller is a former architectural advisor to the Victorian Society and a curator for the National Trust. Brian Parsons is the author of The London Way of Death (THP) and editor of the Funeral Service Journal. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780752461830
Author:
Meller, Hugh
Publisher:
History Press (SC)
Author:
Parson, Brian
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Subject:
REFERENCE / Genealogy
Subject:
Travel-Great Britain
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
10 x 6.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Genealogy » Heraldry
Travel » Europe » Great Britain
Travel » Maps » Maps and Road Atlases
Travel » Museums, Tours, and Points of Interest

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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.
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