London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer
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London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer

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The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. Part one of this study records the origins of London's cemeteries and...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by The History Press (first published September 1981)
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Loren
Hugh Meller was the Historic Buildings Representative for the National Trust, so he grasps the intersection of architecture and British history. The book does descend into jargon from time to time, but it is the most comprehensive and complete guide to the graveyards of London I've read yet. I have a pretty good collection on the topic.

Opening with a lovely hand-drawn map, my edition of the book is the third. (I see a fifth edition was published in 2011, which expands the list of cemeteries cove...more
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