Nunhead Cemetery, South London, London
Nunhead Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, England. It is perhaps the least famous and celebrated of them. The cemetery is located in the Nunhead area of southern London and was originally known as All Saints' Cemetery. Nunhead Cemetery was consecrated in 1840 and opened by the London Necropolis Company. It is a Local Nature Reserve.Arrange your visit to Nunhead Cemetery, South London and discover more family-friendly attractions in London using our London day trip planning tool .
The Main Gate is located on Linden Grove and the South Gate is located on Limesford Road. The cemetery is in the London Borough of Southwark, SE15.
Consecrated in 1840, with an Anglican chapel designed by Thomas Little, it is one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around what were then the outskirts of London. The first burial was of Charles Abbott, a 101-year-old Ipswich grocer; the last burial was of a volunteer soldier who became a canon of Lahore Cathedral. The first grave in Nunhead was dug in October 1840. The average annual number of burials there over the last ten years, has been 1685: 1350 in the consecrated, and 335 in the unconsecrated ground.
In the cemetery were reinterred remains removed, in 1867 and 1933, from the site of the demolished St Christopher le Stocks church in the City of London.
Nunhead Cemetery, South London Reviews
A beautiful and peaceful cemetery. The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery give an excellent free tour (check their site for details). Very interesting and informative. Such a beautiful place! more »
Beautiful old cemetery to walk around and have some quiet contemplation. I recently watched a film here too during the Nunhead free film festival, was a great evening. more »
A woodland oasis. A place to walk and find solitude, whilst listening to the many birds who call it home. On a clear day a wonderful view across London's skyline.
I adore cemeteries and I have the goal of visiting every one in London, however out of all of them Nunhead will always be my favourite. I adore the labyrinthine walkways and wild woodland peppered with gorgeous graves dating back centuries. It’s truly stunning
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