Thursday 20 March 2008

How's this for an entrance gate...

As an entry gate this is one of the more impressive around...

This is on Harrow Road and is the General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green.

It was first used for burials in January 1833 and is still widely in use. There has been some local controversy over the collapsed cemetery wall on Harrow Road, but is widely accepted to be one of the more interesting and historic - it is also one of the more attractive having been established as a garden cemtery.

Interestingly the cemetery is established for dissentors as well as religious and this was a key feature of it's foundation.

Buried there:
WH Smith
Anthony Trollope
William Makepeace Thackerary
Isambard Kindom Brunel
Charles Babbage
George Grossmith
Wilkie Collins
and a few others of note (including several Victorian royals)

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