Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery - photograph


 By far the most picturesque of the burial grounds in the immediate neighbourhood of the Metropolis is Highgate Cemetery. It was laid out by the London Cemetery Company, being one of the first to be established tinder the Burial Act of 1835. The undulating grounds are so arranged as to appear much more extensive than they really are. At the termination of a fine avenue is a circular road, and in the centre is the magnificent cedar of Lebanon shown in our picture Among those buried here may be mentioned Michael Faraday, George Eliot, F B. Maurice, and Crabb Robinson. The Gothic church of St. Michael, just outside the Cemetery, is a conspicuous object for miles around and the Cemetery is well worth visiting, if it be only to gain the views that it affords.