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Nunhead Cemetery, South London, London

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Nunhead Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, England. It is perhaps the least famous and celebrated of them. The cemetery is located in the Nunhead area of southern London and was originally known as All Saints' Cemetery. Nunhead Cemetery was consecrated in 1840 and opened by the London Necropolis Company. It is a Local Nature Reserve.LocationThe Main Gate is located on Linden Grove and the South Gate is located on Limesford Road. The cemetery is in the London Borough of Southwark, SE15.History and descriptionConsecrated in 1840, with an Anglican chapel designed by Thomas Little, it is one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around what were then the outskirts of London. The first burial was of Charles Abbott, a 101-year-old Ipswich grocer; the last burial was of a volunteer soldier who became a canon of Lahore Cathedral. The first grave in Nunhead was dug in October 1840. The average annual number of burials there over the last ten years, has been 1685: 1350 in the consecrated, and 335 in the unconsecrated ground.In the cemetery were reinterred remains removed, in 1867 and 1933, from the site of the demolished St Christopher le Stocks church in the City of London.
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  • Has the Victorian charm this typical English Cemetery. On our doorstep obliged to inspect it. Set in a beautiful park rich in flora and fauna that are the masters. The forest has pretty much taken up with bullying power over abandoned tombs. The animals who live there consider some tombs as a home. At the top of the Hill the one that seems to be a chapel for religious services. Nice, though less experienced and less manutentato than many other similar cemeteries scattered throughout the UK.
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  • I discovered this Cemetery about 10 years ago while visiting an old aunt who lived nearby. It's beautiful! So peaceful and relaxing strolling amongst the Angels, Baby Cherubs complete with harps which...  more »
  • We had a lovely walk here. Some very interesting graves and buildings. Lots of dogs and wild life.you can hear and see the parakeets  more »
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  • A nice (old fashion) cemetery that could be used in a horror movie! Old tombstones!
  • Such a great retreat from the city. It hits you when the sound of birds tweeting overtake the noise of local traffic.
  • Packed with history and great views. You wouldn't think your in the heart of London. Lovely place.
  • A wonderful way to spend an hour or so!
  • Beautiful cemetery with a great History.