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Description - London Cemeteries by Hugh Mellor

The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. The book is divided in two. Part one records the origins of London's cemeteries and includes introductory chapters on cemetery history, planning, architecture, epitaphs and natural history. Part Two is a gazetteer with descriptions of all the cemeteries in Greater London, together with short biographies of the celebrated people buried in them. There are two indexes, one listing the names of those in the gazetteer, and a second naming the architects, landscapers and sculptors whose work is represented in the cemeteries. The text is illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and a wide range of rarely seen archive images."London Cemeteries" is an important source for biographical and genealogical research, and a compendium of material for the architectural historian. Social and local historians will also find much of interest here. This fourth edition of a classic work incorporates much new research, as well as twelve more cemeteries - making it the most comprehensive survey of the subject ever published. This is the fourth edition of a classic book published in 1981. It is completely revised text and brand new illustrations. It is only work of reference that includes all London cemeteries: twelve more added in this new edition

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750946223
ISBN-10: 0750946229
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hugh Mellor

Hugh Mellor has just retired, having been Curator for the National Trust in Devon for twenty-six years, and architectural adviser to the Victorian Society.Brian Parsons is the editor of Funeral Service Journal and author of The London Way of Death.