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By John Turpin,Derrick Knight

a hoop of fabulous cemeteries, built on the edges of London within the decade from 1832, have lengthy been often called The exceptional Seven. on the time, they set a brand new aesthetic for the burial of the useless, and stay wealthy in social heritage and wonder to this present day. It used to be marketers, instead of the non secular professionals, who spoke back to the squalor of the City's brimming churchyards by means of fi nancing seemly, hygienic strategies of burial within the rural outskirts, now embraced by way of internal London. The Seven grew to become showcases for neoclassical and neo-Gothic structure, matched via superb - occasionally eccentric - memorials recording Victorian society, and the sweep of London's historical past to the current day. From grand Kensal eco-friendly within the west to modest Tower Hamlets within the east; from heady Highgate to captivating Norwood and Nunhead; and from the army impacts of Brompton to the Non-conformist wooded area of Abney Park - a number of characters and tales are visited during this targeted assurance of the subject.

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