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Post  eddie on Wed May 04, 2011 7:57 pm

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Tower Hamlets cemetery is the nearest of the Magnificent Seven to my flat (about a 4-minute walk). Like many of the original Victorian cemeteries in London, it is now a nature reserve.

Here are some nice shots of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (as it is now known) in the winter months:



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Post  eddie on Wed May 04, 2011 8:24 pm



If these headstones look like the hooded cowls of monks, that's because they mark the graves of monks of the Charterhouse hospital buried in Tower Hamlets cemetery.

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Post  eddie on Wed May 04, 2011 8:29 pm


Work on maintaining the cemetery as a nature reserve.

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Post  eddie on Wed May 04, 2011 8:34 pm


A grateful inhabitant of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park nature reserve.

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Re: The "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries of Victorian London

Post  eddie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:51 pm


Photo: Odd Marthinussen.

Nunhead Cemetery

Perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:53 pm


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Odd Marthinussen.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:59 pm


View of St Paul's cathedral from Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Odd Marthinussen.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:02 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Odd Marthinussen.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:04 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Odd Marthinussen.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:06 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Andy Favell.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:08 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: Andy Favell.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:11 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: husband and wife team, Moyra & Rodger Peralta.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:14 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:18 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:20 am


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:26 am

Something of a puzzle, this one. scratch

Like all the other Peralta pix here, this is also taken from the "Friends of Nunhead Cemetery" website, and yet I've seen the IDENTICAL memorial in Tower Hamlets cemetery.


Nunhead? Tower Hamlets? cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.


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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:28 am


Nunhead Cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:32 am

Looks like, as with the other "Magnificent Seven" Victorian cemeteries, Nunhead has become something of a nature reserve:


Nunhead cemetery. Photo: M & A Peralta.

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Nunhead cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:40 am

eddie wrote:Something of a puzzle, this one. scratch

Like all the other Peralta pix here, this is also taken from the "Friends of Nunhead Cemetery" website, and yet I've seen the IDENTICAL memorial in Tower Hamlets cemetery.


Nunhead? Tower Hamlets? cemetery. Photo: M & R Peralta.

Eddie, that is part of a photo quiz. You have to guess the which cemetery each memorial is in. Yes, you are right that one is in Tower Hamlets Very Happy

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