Nunhead Cemetery, South London, London

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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.
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.
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  • Went as part of the London Wildlife Trust bat walks. Saw a few pippistrelles and learnt a lot. The cemetery itself is free to enter during the day (just 10 minute walk from Nunhead station) and is ver...  more »
  • I stumbled upon this place whilst out for a run - well worth the visit as it's a great escape from London (you wouldn't think you were there). A lot of the gravestones in the oldest sections have fall...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wow, what an awesome place. Given that it was abandoned for so long there is a lot of overgrown shrubbery which gives it a unique look different to a lot of other cemeteries. Although there were other visitors there it was a good place for quiet and disconnected walk. Even though just a stones throw from central London this place seemed very remote with only the sounds of the birds disrupting the silence.
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