Built to ease the city s overcrowded graveyards it provides much needed urban public green space. The burial and cremation records for brompton cemetery can now be accessed online through the deceased online central database for uk burials and cremations.
Brompton cemetery is a sprawling necropolis nestled in the busy and terribly posh london royal borough of kensington and chelsea.
Brompton cemetery london. Victorian gem brompton cemetery the resting place of suffragette emeline pankhurst is one of london s magnificent seven garden cemeteries. Fetter lane moravian burial. The grade i listed brompton cemetery is the well loved resting place of over 200 000 people a haven for wildlife and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
It is managed managed by the royal parks and the only cemetery in the country to be owned by the crown. Once brompton had been established as the official burial ground for service personnel however some branches of the military made special arrangements. From 1854 1939 brompton was london district s military cemetery and the war ministry usually buried servicemen in unmarked common graves.
The cemetery is grade i listed on the historic england register of historic parks and gardens and all of the cemetery buildings are are grade ii listed. Brompton cemetery originally the west of london and westminster cemetery is a london cemetery managed by the royal parks in west brompton in the royal borough of kensington and chelsea it is one of the magnificent seven cemeteries established by act of parliament and laid out in 1839 it opened in 1840 originally as the west of london and westminster cemetery. All this brings us to consider brompton cemetery.
One of london s self titled magnificent seven the informal name given to a group of large privately owned victorian cemeteries within london. 51 4828 0 1871 view on google maps. In 1852 it was bought by the general board of health and thus became the first london cemetery under state control.
The land was consecrated in 1840. It had been founded in 1837 and known as the west of london and westminster cemetery. Brompton cemetery is in the in the royal borough of kensington and chelsea.
Brompton cemetery consecrated by the bishop of london in june 1840 is one of britain s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Established by by an act of parliament and laid out in 1839 it opened in 1840 originally as the west of london and westminster cemetery. Brompton cemetery old brompton road london england sw10 9ug united kingdom.
Today the park and garden contain more than 35 grade ii and ii listed buildings and monuments together with 35 000 gravestones 60 species of. Nestled among the spectacular trees and undergrowth are over 35 000 gravestones and monuments.