Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/3/2007

HIGHGATE CEMETERY-London

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Perhaps one of our more unusual historical destinations, Highgate Cemetery is a famous cemetery located in Highgate, London.

The cemetery in its original form (the older, Western part) was consecrated by the Bishop of London on 20th May 1839. It was part of an initiative to provide seven large, modern cemeteries to ring the city of London. The inner-city cemeteries, mostly the graveyards of individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a health hazard and an undignified way to treat the dead. for more click here

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