Podcast Episode 7: Magnificent Seven Cemeteries


By the early 19th century, London’s churchyards were filled to overflowing with coffins—some buried up to six deep.  Something had to be done, thus was the idea of a “garden cemetery” born.  In 1832, Parliament passed a bill that would establish several private cemeteries outside the existing London city limits.  By 1841, there were seven of these purpose-built cemeteries to alleviate the overcrowding of churchyards.  This episode will discuss the design and quirks of each cemetery.