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London necropolis station, waterloo. The station where coffins used to be put on trains and sent to Brookwood cemetery.

Death in the city: the grisly secrets of dealing with Victorian London's dead

In this extract from his new book Dirty Old London, Lee Jackson investigates a much-overlooked aspect of the city’s 19th-century filth problem: the human corpse

Necropolis Private Station. Towards the middle of the eighteen hundreds cemetery spaces in the metropolis became scarce, so in 1854 a private company set up a station at 121 Westminster Bridge Road, opposite Waterloo Station, to transport the London Dead to Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. The waiting rooms had been allotted for the exclusive use of any mourners attending a private funeral. Added to this was a beautifully equipped mortuary chapel. A single platform awaited the train of the dead

Funeral Trains

Funeral Trains, trains of the dead transporting the London Dead to Brookwood,

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

London's Necropolis railway- used to transport bodies, mourners and funeral parties to burial sites outside of the city.

London Necropolis Railway | Paul Slade - Journalist

Last train home: The Necropolis Railway, a practical way to transport coffins and mourners alike between London and the new Brookwood Cemetary in Surrey

Brookwood Cemetery. The cemetery was opened in November 1854, and was the largest in the world. It was originally called the London Necropolis or Woking Cemetery.

Southern Counties - In Pictures - Brookwood Cemetery

This fascinating place was opened in November 1854, and was the largest in the world.

The London Necropolis Railway Station, a privately owned station in Westminster Bridge Road, after London's biggest night raid of the war. This railway, built in 1854 and operated by the London Necropolis Company, took coffins and mourners from Waterloo Station to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. It never re-opened after it was bombed in the Blitz.

London landmarks and railways hit

Damage to civilian property and public buildings has been widespread in London and in other areas. A feature of the damage has been the number of huildings of national importance which have been affected. St. Pauls and the cathedrals of Canterbury and Coventry must take first place. In London the Royal Courts of Justice, the National Gallery, Kensington Palace, St. James' Church, Piccadilly, the Natural History Museum, the Treasury, the War Office, No. 10 Downing Street, have all suffered…

English Heritage upgrades Brookwood Cemetery as a Grade I Historic Park & Garden Brookwood Cemetery is now in the top 10% of historic parks and gardens in the UK after English Heritage upgraded it to Grade I status. English Heritage wrote to the cemetery earlier this month to tell them the good news, stating the upgrade had taken place due to the "extraordinary scheme on an entirely different scale to other cemeteries". English Heritage praised the quality, design and layout of the g

Ross Lowis Mangles VC (14.4.1833|28.2.1905) Recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest + most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy, awarded to British + Commonwealth forces. One of only five civilians to be awarded the VC. Mangles was 24 years old, a Asst. Magistrate - civilian - in the Bengal Civil Service during the Indian Mutiny on 30.7.1857, when the following deed took place at Arrah for which he was awarded the VC. He is interred in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

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Brookwood Cemetery

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Brookwood Cemetery

.What a truly remarkable sculpture. The deceased woman draped over the tomb, a man consumed with grief and the comforting angel waiting to begin the final journey. Touching and beautiful at the same time.

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Another one of England's infamous haunted cemetereis. Like Waikumete Cemetery in New Zealand, the beautiful, yet eerie Brookwood Cemetery also had it’s own train, ferrying people to their final resting place. The trains ran from 1854 until 1945 and the service was begun as London started to run out of graves – Brookwood is just over 25 miles from the city. Sounds and crying have been heard many times from the tombs and mausoleums here as well as green and white mists floating around graves…

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Moonslipper's pick of the most haunted cemeteries in the world. Maybe one of the graveyards are near you?

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Brookwood Cemetery, also called the London Necropolis

The passenger train created to carry the dead

Devoted to carrying corpses, the London Necropolis Railway was the spookiest, strangest train line in British history – but also possibly the most useful.

Images showing the grave of Wallace Wright VC and a Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross restoration project at Brookwood Cemetery

The graves of 12 recipients of the Victoria Cross who are buried in a cemetery in Surrey are to be restored.

Dark Roasted Blend: London Necropolis Railway

Dark Roasted Blend: London Necropolis Railway

Dark Roasted Blend

Brookwood Cemetery may be regarded as the "home" of green burials as Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), who argued the case for disposable coffins from the 1870s, is buried here. The London Necropolis Company devised special "earth to earth" coffins which were made widely available to the funeral trade from this time. Haden once wrote that "it is plainly in the interest of every class, high and low, to avoid the seething suburban cemeteries and to bury their dead at Woking". The…

Green Burials

Brookwood, England American Cemetery

Brookwood, England American Cemetery

William Reynolds VC (1827|20.10.1869) Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross. About 27 years old, a private in the Scots Fusilier Guards, during the Crimean War when the following action took place for which he was awarded the VC. 20.9.1854 at the Battle of the Alma, Crimean Peninsula, when the formation of the line was disordered, Private Reynolds behaved with conspicuous gallantry, in rallying the men round the Colours. Interred in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

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Brookwood Military Cemetery

Brookwood Military Cemetery

Ahmadiyya Burial Ground | Brookwood Cemetery

Multiple layers of imagery reflecting the emotions of grief - Cate Field #angel #graveyard #brookwood #cemetery #iphoneart

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Multiple layers of imagery reflecting the emotions of grief - Cate Field #angel #graveyard #brookwood #cemetery #iphoneart

Brookwood Military Cemetery

Brookwood Military Cemetery

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London necropolis station, waterloo. The station where coffins used to be put on trains and sent to Brookwood cemetery.

Death in the city: the grisly secrets of dealing with Victorian London's dead

In this extract from his new book Dirty Old London, Lee Jackson investigates a much-overlooked aspect of the city’s 19th-century filth problem: the human corpse

Necropolis Private Station. Towards the middle of the eighteen hundreds cemetery spaces in the metropolis became scarce, so in 1854 a private company set up a station at 121 Westminster Bridge Road, opposite Waterloo Station, to transport the London Dead to Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. The waiting rooms had been allotted for the exclusive use of any mourners attending a private funeral. Added to this was a beautifully equipped mortuary chapel. A single platform awaited the train of the dead

Funeral Trains

Funeral Trains, trains of the dead transporting the London Dead to Brookwood,

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

London's Necropolis railway- used to transport bodies, mourners and funeral parties to burial sites outside of the city.

London Necropolis Railway | Paul Slade - Journalist

Last train home: The Necropolis Railway, a practical way to transport coffins and mourners alike between London and the new Brookwood Cemetary in Surrey

Brookwood Cemetery. The cemetery was opened in November 1854, and was the largest in the world. It was originally called the London Necropolis or Woking Cemetery.

Southern Counties - In Pictures - Brookwood Cemetery

This fascinating place was opened in November 1854, and was the largest in the world.

The London Necropolis Railway Station, a privately owned station in Westminster Bridge Road, after London's biggest night raid of the war. This railway, built in 1854 and operated by the London Necropolis Company, took coffins and mourners from Waterloo Station to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. It never re-opened after it was bombed in the Blitz.

London landmarks and railways hit

Damage to civilian property and public buildings has been widespread in London and in other areas. A feature of the damage has been the number of huildings of national importance which have been affected. St. Pauls and the cathedrals of Canterbury and Coventry must take first place. In London the Royal Courts of Justice, the National Gallery, Kensington Palace, St. James' Church, Piccadilly, the Natural History Museum, the Treasury, the War Office, No. 10 Downing Street, have all suffered…

English Heritage upgrades Brookwood Cemetery as a Grade I Historic Park & Garden Brookwood Cemetery is now in the top 10% of historic parks and gardens in the UK after English Heritage upgraded it to Grade I status. English Heritage wrote to the cemetery earlier this month to tell them the good news, stating the upgrade had taken place due to the "extraordinary scheme on an entirely different scale to other cemeteries". English Heritage praised the quality, design and layout of the g

Ross Lowis Mangles VC (14.4.1833|28.2.1905) Recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest + most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy, awarded to British + Commonwealth forces. One of only five civilians to be awarded the VC. Mangles was 24 years old, a Asst. Magistrate - civilian - in the Bengal Civil Service during the Indian Mutiny on 30.7.1857, when the following deed took place at Arrah for which he was awarded the VC. He is interred in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Andrew Holmes (@agh57)

The latest Tweets from Andrew Holmes (@agh57). First World War, History, photography and other random stuff. Assisted @churchill_alex with CFC WW1, Somme & Passchendaele books. England, United Kingdom

Brookwood Cemetery

Forest F E Yeo-Thomas GC

Brookwood Cemetery

.What a truly remarkable sculpture. The deceased woman draped over the tomb, a man consumed with grief and the comforting angel waiting to begin the final journey. Touching and beautiful at the same time.

Browse Popular All Time | DeviantArt

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Another one of England's infamous haunted cemetereis. Like Waikumete Cemetery in New Zealand, the beautiful, yet eerie Brookwood Cemetery also had it’s own train, ferrying people to their final resting place. The trains ran from 1854 until 1945 and the service was begun as London started to run out of graves – Brookwood is just over 25 miles from the city. Sounds and crying have been heard many times from the tombs and mausoleums here as well as green and white mists floating around graves…

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Moonslipper's pick of the most haunted cemeteries in the world. Maybe one of the graveyards are near you?

Brookwood Cemetery 14 by *GothicBohemianStock on deviantART

Brookwood Cemetery, also called the London Necropolis

The passenger train created to carry the dead

Devoted to carrying corpses, the London Necropolis Railway was the spookiest, strangest train line in British history – but also possibly the most useful.

Images showing the grave of Wallace Wright VC and a Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross restoration project at Brookwood Cemetery

The graves of 12 recipients of the Victoria Cross who are buried in a cemetery in Surrey are to be restored.