Nunhead Cemetery (London) Reviews
Description:It is perhaps the least known, but the most attractive, of the seven Victorian cemeteries on the outskirts of London. / ... more
Nunhead Cemetery (London) ... It has many magnificent monuments in memory of the most important and well respected people of the day. These monuments sit alongside smaller headstones, which mark common or public burials. Nunhead Cemetery's formal avenues of towering lime trees and original Victorian planting gives it a truly Gothic feel. Its history, architecture and stunning views make it a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. It has many magnificent monuments in memory of the most important and well respected people of the day. These monuments sit alongside smaller headstones, which mark common or public burials. Nunhead Cemetery's formal avenues of towering lime trees and original Victorian planting gives it a truly Gothic feel. Its history, architecture and stunning views make it a fascinating and beautiful place to visit.
Newest Review: ... in 1831 and within a decade the following 7 cemeteries had been put in place. Kensal Green Cemetery - 1832 West Norwood Cemetery - 1837 Highgate Cemetery - 1839 Abney Park Cemetery - 1840 Nunhead Cemetery - 1840 Brompton Cemetery - 1840 Tower Hamlets Cemetery - 1841 Whilst Brompton and Kensal Green garner tourist attention, Nunhead Cemetery in South East London is a bit off the beaten path. ... more
Customer Nunhead Cemetery (London) Reviews (2)
by - written on 22/02/11, updated on 22/02/11 (Very useful, 65 readings)
I'm not really sure why the picture refers to the Nunhead Cemetery in Southwark whilst the title says it's in Southampton. My review covers the one in London. In London in the 19th century, the so-called "Magnificient Seven" were set up in different locations in what was then the suburbs of London but today seems rather central. The Magnificient Seven were seven cemeteries created to prevent overcrowding in Parish burial sites, London had seen a population rise and as a consequence had more bodies to bury. A government bill was passed in 1831 and within a decade the following 7 cemeteries had been put in place. Kensal Green Cemetery - ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/10/09 (Very useful, 130 readings)
*London lying in state* While a cemetery might not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a fun day out, London's historic cemeteries are full of beauty, steeped in history and ripe for re-discovery. As well as these very good reasons for paying a visit to your local necropolis, they're typically very peaceful, chock full of interesting architecture and most of the residents are long dead, so there's little risk of appearing to be an insensitive tourist interrupting the solemnity of any grieving families. Nunhead Cemetery (originally 'All Saints'') first opened in 1840 as part of the ongoing need for an expansion of London's burial ... Read the complete review
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