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London Cemeteries

Author : Hugh Meller
ISBN : UOM:39015034388622
Genre : Reference
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"The book is divided into two parts; Part One records the origins of London's cemeteries and their rich variety of buildings, monuments, epitaphs, flora and fauna, and includes introductory chapters on cemetery history, planning, and architecture, epitaphs and natural history; Part Two features a gazetteer which describes in detail over 200 cemeteries in Greater London together with short biographies of the celebrated people buried in them." "The callous neglect of many cemeteries today is reviewed and a new chapter discusses the valiant efforts made by local groups to halt the vandalism. There are two indexes, one listing over 2000 names of the dead mentioned in the gazetteer, and a secondary index of the architects, landscapers and sculptors whose work is represented in the cemeteries. The text is illustrated throughout with over 100 photographs." "London Cemeteries is an important source for biographical and geological research and a compendium of material for the architectural historian. Geologists, genealogists, historians, students of architecture and sculpture, social and local historians will also find much of interest, whilst a chapter for ecologists provides more detail on these unique wild plots in Central London."--Jacket.
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The Magnificent Seven

Author : John Turpin
ISBN : 9781445611310
Genre : Architecture
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A fascinating history of seven Victorian London cemeteries - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.
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Author : Lewis Foreman
ISBN : 0300104022
Genre : Music
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The essential companion to musical London This compact and convenient guide to music in London features the sites where music has flourished and where leading musicians have lived or performed in the city--from Handel's house to Berlioz's rooms, from cathedrals and churches to recording studios and concert halls. It provides historical information on auditoriums and opera houses, theatres, conservatories, museums, libraries, galleries, graves, memorials and statues, orchestras, music publishers, auction houses, and places of musical interest in the greater London area. The book includes biographical accounts of some 125 composers and musicians who inhabited or visited London. The book offers interesting musical walks, a historical overview, and the most thorough account yet published of musical compositions evoking London. Boxes within the text present information on such topics as the music Wagner conducted in London in 1855, the organists and choirmasters of the cathedrals, and Gershwin's recording sessions. With maps, bibliography, web addresses, information on transport and access, and an extensive index, this unique compilation is enhanced with many striking illustrations.
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In The Northern Cemetery Of Roman London

Author : Malcolm McKenzie
ISBN : 1907586512
Genre : History
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London's Spitalfields Market was the location of one of the city's largest archaeological excavations, carried out by MOLA between 1991 and 2007. This book presents the archaeological and bioarchaeological evidence for Roman activity here, to the north-east of the urban settlement and the site of a series of burial grounds on the east side of Ermine Street. Burial began here c AD 120 and continued into the 4th century AD. Excavation revealed a number of ditched enclosures, some used for the interment of 169 inhumations and five cremation burials, some for other purposes. Among the early burials men outnumbered women by five to one, but by the later 3rd and 4th centuries AD a more even sex ratio prevailed. Subadults were well represented, with one area apparently set aside for the burial of neonates and children. The cemetery attracted some particularly wealthy 4th-century AD burials, including at least two in stone sarcophagi, one of which contained an inner, decorated, lead coffin enclosing a young woman. She had been anointed with imported resins and buried in fine clothing, with unusual glassware and jet items. Some burial rites and grave goods are more familiar from Continental cemeteries, emphasising the cosmopolitan and mobile nature of London's population.
Category: History

The London Burial Grounds

Author : Isabella M. Holmes
ISBN : UOM:39015030693454
Genre : Cemeteries
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31 London Cemeteries To Visit Before You Die

Author : Terry Philpot
ISBN : 1908779039
Genre : Cemeteries
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This title provides an insight into some of the most important cemeteries in London, and gives details of their famous, or infamous, interns.
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The Honoured Dead

Author : Brian Parsons
ISBN : 1907222642
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A rarely seen collection of archival postcards, drawings, and photographs documenting London's great cemeteries. Since they were established in the 1830s, London's great cemeteries have inspired countless artists and photographers to record their quiet beauty and solemn majesty. Not just resting places for the city's honoured dead, they also serve as great repositories of social, architectural, and geographic history, reflecting our changing attitudes to the great inevitable. Featuring over 170 images, along with comprehensive notes, The Honoured Dead presents a rarely seen collection of archival postcards, drawings, and photographs gathered over many years by author and former funeral director Brian Parsons. As well as the celebrated "Magnificent Seven" necropolises--Highgate, Kensal Green, West Norwood, Abney Park, Nunhead, Brompton, and Tower Hamlets--the book also documents cemeteries and burial sites throughout Greater London and its environs, some of them now themselves buried by time. Providing a unique perspective on London's past, and its shifting visual representation, The Honoured Dead is a collection to be remembered with flowers.

Romano British Settlement And Cemeteries At Mucking

Author : Sam Lucy
ISBN : 9781785702716
Genre : History
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Excavations at Mucking, Essex, between 1965 and 1978, revealed extensive evidence for a multiphase rural Romano-British settlement, perhaps an estate center, and five associated cemetery areas (170 burials) with different burial areas reserved for different groups within the settlement. The settlement demonstrated clear continuity from the preceding Iron Age occupation with unbroken sequences of artefacts and enclosures through the first century AD, followed by rapid and extensive remodeling, which included the laying out a Central Enclosure and an organized water supply with wells, accompanied by the start of large-scale pottery production. After the mid-second century AD the Central Enclosure was largely abandoned and settlement shifted its focus more to the Southern Enclosure system with a gradual decline though the 3rd and 4th centuries although continued burial, pottery and artefactual deposition indicate that a form of settlement continued, possibly with some low-level pottery production. Some of the latest Roman pottery was strongly associated with the earliest Anglo-Saxon style pottery suggesting the existence of a terminal Roman settlement phase that essentially involved an ‘Anglo-Saxon’ community. Given recent revisions of the chronology for the early Anglo-Saxon period, this casts an intriguing light on the transition, with radical implications for understandings of this period. Each of the cemetery areas was in use for a considerable length of time. Taken as a whole, Mucking was very much a componented place/complex; it was its respective parts that fostered its many cemeteries, whose diverse rites reflect the variability and roles of the settlement’s evidently varied inhabitants.
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Saint Mary Cray Cemetery

Author : John Pateman
ISBN : 9781447873846
Genre : Bromley (London, England)
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Permanent Londoners

Author : Judi Culbertson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110205833
Genre : Cemeteries
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A detailed guide to the cemeteries of London, including cathedrals, churchyards and even the chapels of Windsor Castle. There are maps, photographs and biographical sketches.
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Churchyard And Cemetery

Author : Julie Rugg
ISBN : 9781526103536
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores, for the first time, the turbulent social history of churchyards and cemeteries over the last 150 years. Using sites from across rural North Yorkshire, the text examines the workings of the Burial Acts and discloses the ways in which religious politics framed burial management. It presents an alternative history of burial which questions notions of tradition and modernity, and challenges long-standing assumptions about changing attitudes towards mortality in England. This study diverges from the long-standing tendency to regard the churchyard as inherently ‘traditional’ and the cemetery as essentially ‘modern’. Since 1850, both types of site have been subject to the influence of new expectations that burial space would guarantee family burial and the opportunity for formal commemoration. Although the population in central North Yorkshire declined, demand for burial space rose, meaning that many dozens of churchyards were extended, and forty new cemeteries were laid out. This text is accessible to undergraduates and postgraduates, and will be an essential resource for historians, archaeologists and local government officials.
Category: Social Science

Dirty Old London

Author : Lee Jackson
ISBN : 9780300210224
Genre : History
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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.
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The Minories Eagle A New Sculpture From London S Eastern Roman Cemetery

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ISBN : OCLC:1051796092
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ABSTRACT: The limestone sculpture of an eagle firmly clasping a serpent in its beak was recovered from within the eastern Roman cemetery of London on the last day of excavations at 24–26 Minories, EC3 in September 2013. The sculpture, which is dated stylistically to the late first or early second centurya.d ., had been carefully buried within the backfill of a roadside ditch no later than the mid-second century. The Minories eagle is one of the finest and earliest examples of freestone sculpture from the London cemeteries and presumably adorned the tomb of a rich and important individual or family located nearby. Petrological analysis of the sculpture has revealed it is carved from oolitic limestone quarried from the south Cotswolds. The article presents the context of the findspot and a detailed description of the eagle sculpture with an in-depth discussion of the iconography of the image and the results of the petrological examination. The Supplementary Material available online ( ) presents an account of the site stratigraphy, integrated with the specialist finds and the environmental reports.

The Upper Walbrook Valley Cemetery Of Roman London

Author : Chiz Harward
ISBN : 1907586253
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Six excavations (1987-2007) at Finsbury Circus on the north side of the City of London uncovered over 130 Romano-British burials, part of the upper Walbrook cemetery, to the west of the better-known ‘northern' cemetery (around Bishopsgate). Set within an area of marginal land, traversed by meandering tributary streams of the Walbrook, the cemetery provides intriguing insights into the management of burial space and attitudes to the dead, and a solution to one of the most intriguing problems of London's Roman archaeology - the origin of the ‘Walbrook skulls'. The cemetery was in use by the end of the 1st century AD, with most activity dated to c AD 120-200, but occasional interments continued into the 4th century AD. The majority of the graves are typical of the cemeteries of Roman London, but two individuals buried with heavy iron leg rings, apparently forged around the ankles after death are of special interest. What is remarkable about this cemetery is that human remains, particularly skulls, became exposed, were washed out and transported downstream by floods, migrating Walbrook tributaries and drainage channels. That burial continued in such conditions suggests either that this watershed area (and the taphonomic transformations on display) held significance for those using the cemetery, or that their choice of burial location was restricted.

Tales Of Two Cities

Author : Jonathan Conlin
ISBN : 9781619022638
Genre : Architecture
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This dual history of dueling capitals is “full of unexpected facts . . . Conlin’s case studies of possible cultural exchange are both concise and entertaining” (New York Times Book Review). Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world’s greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story of their rivalry has global implications. By borrowing, imitating and learning from each other Paris and London invented the true metropolis. Tales of Two Cities examines and compares five urban spaces—the pleasure garden, the cemetery, the apartment, the restaurant and the music hall—that defined urban modernity in the nineteenth century. The citizens of Paris and London first created these essential features of the modern cityscape and so defined urban living for all of us.
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