Kensal Green Cemetery

Category: Famous cemeteries

Kensal Green Cemetery, located in Kensal Green, London, England, was incorporated in 1832, and is the oldest of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries still in operation. It is the only Victorian cemetery established by an act of the British Parliament with a mandate that its bodies may not be exhumed and cremated or the land sold for development. Once the cemetery is filled the legislation requires that it must become a memorial park.

The cemetery is the burial site of approximately 250,000 individuals in 65,000 graves, including upwards of 500 members of the British nobility and 550 people listed in the Dictionary of National Biography. A garden style cemetery, Kensal Green is the oldest of seven private Victorian cemeteries located in the outskirts of London. Adjacent to Kensal Green is St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.


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