Of the 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries that opened on London's outskirts in the early decades of the nineteenth century, West Norwood, designed by Sir William Tite in 1836, was the most sought-after burial place for the capital's wealthy and illustrious. Businessmen, philanthropists, authors and preachers are among the thousands laid to rest there, including Mrs Beeton author of the legendary Victorian book on household management; Henry Doulton, the founder of pottery firm Royal Doulton; and Henry Tate, who established the Tate Gallery. The cemetery's stunning Greek Orthodox section contains the highest concentration of listed funerary monuments anywhere in Britain.
Caroline Swan’s guided walk around West Norwood will explore its Gothic Revival roots, admire its grand monuments and show how it proved to be an inspiration for other cemeteries worldwide.
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-10-18 11:00 2020-10-18 11:00 Europe/London In search of the gothic revival A guided walk around West Norwood to explore its Gothic Revival roots. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/18/in-search-of-the-gothic-revival-237303 West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium,Norwood Road,,London
West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium,