The Magnificent Seven : London's First Landscaped Cemeteries

Description

A ring of spectacular cemeteries, developed at the edges of London in the decade from 1832, have long been referred to as The Magnificent Seven. At the time, they set a new aesthetic for the burial of the dead, and remain rich in social history and beauty to this day. It was entrepreneurs, rather than the religious authorities, who responded to the squalor of the City's brimming churchyards by fi nancing seemly, hygienic concepts of burial in the rural outskirts, now embraced by inner London. The Seven became showcases for neoclassical and neo-Gothic architecture, matched by splendid - sometimes eccentric - memorials recording Victorian society, and the sweep of London's history to the present day. From grand Kensal Green in the west to modest Tower Hamlets in the east; from heady Highgate to charming Norwood and Nunhead; and from the military influences of Brompton to the Non-conformist woodland of Abney Park - a host of characters and stories are visited in this distinctive coverage of the subject.

Details

Author(s)
John Turpin, Derrick Knight
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
165 x 234 x 15.24mm | 461g
Publication date
19 Jul 2011
Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Publication City/Country
Chalford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
195 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1445600382
ISBN13
9781445600383
Bestsellers rank
518,479