TQ3474 : View across London from Camberwell Old Cemetery

taken 3 years ago, near to Dulwich, Southwark, Great Britain

View across London from Camberwell Old Cemetery
View across London from Camberwell Old Cemetery
In the 1850s the Parish of Camberwell was in desperate need of new burial space. The Camberwell Burial Board was set up to find an answer to the problem and copying the instant success of the nearby Nunhead Cemetery, they bought 30 acres of meadowland and established the 'Burial Ground of St Giles Camberwell'. The first interment took place on 3rd July 1856. Over 30,000 burials took place in the subsequent 30 years. In 1874 the cemetery was expanded by a further seven acres.

At the turn of the 20th century it was recognised that the Old Cemetery would soon be full. The land for Camberwell New Cemetery was purchased in three lots totalling 68 acres in 1901.

More information about both cemeteries can be found at LinkExternal link

This view near the entrance to Camberwell Old Cemetery looks towards The Shard and surrounding buildings.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3496 7422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0533N 0:3.5484W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3496 7420
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