Nunhead Cemetery



Nunhead Cemetery

A Victorian gem of a lesser known London cemetery.

Location: Linden Grove, Nunhead, Southwark

Description: Nunhead Cemetery is one of the seven Victorian cemeteries in London and probably the least known.

It's 52 acres opened in 1840 and it's the second largest Victorian cemetery in London. An Anglican chapel overlooks woodland while ash and sycamore trees conceal headstones, angels and impressive gothic tombs.

After an extensive restoration project funded by Southwark Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was reopened in May 2001. Fifty memorials were restored along with the beautiful Anglican Chapel, designed by Thomas Little.

Towards the North entrance is the obelisk dedicated to five 18th century political reformers who put the cause of political justice before their own lives and became known as the 'Scottish Martyrs'.

Part of the cemetery is now a haven for wildlife, supporting a diverse range of both native and exotic plants, and 16 species of butterfly.

Tagged in this Tour: The Magnificent Seven

Themes: GraveGrave Theme  NatureNature Theme
Ranking This Month: 1955/2729
Pages Hit This Month: 51
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2658
Credits: http://www.fonc.org.uk/

Nunhead Cemetery

A Victorian gem of a lesser known London cemetery.


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Bunhill Fields», 4.2km

Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb», 9.0km

Nunhead Cemetery», 0km

Royal Mint Black Death Cemetery», 3.3km

Kensal Green Cemetery», 8.6km

The Circle of Lebanon», 8.4km

Tragic Pair shot by police», 7.6km

Bobby Moore's Grave», 7.9km

Highgate Cemetery», 8.2km

West Norwood Cemetary», 2.8km