Victorian London - Death and Dying - Cemeteries - Highgate

from Thomas Miller, Picturesque Sketches of London, 1852

HIGHGATE AND KENTISH TOWN CEMETERY, consecrated May 20, 1839, lies immediately below Higbgate Church. It has a Tudor gate-house and chapel, and catacombs of Egyptian architecture; the ground is laid out in terraces, tastefully planted; and the distant view of the overgrown Metropolis, from among the tombs, is suggestive to a meditative mind.

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867

see also The Queen's London - click here

see also Bartlett's London by Day and Night - click here

see also Ewing Ritchie's About London - click here