London Magnificent Seven Cemetery - Nunhead records now online

All of the burials from the famous Nunhead Cemetery, in the London Borough of Southwark, are now available to search through Deceased Online. Opened in 1840 and originally known as All Saints Cemetery, Nunhead is still in operation today. You can discover who else is buried in the grave, get a scanned copy of the original register entry and a vital map giving the square where the grave is located. To search the Deaceased Online Records now click here.

The Society of Genealogists library staff have a great fondness for this cemetery as it’s local to where some of them live, hence several current and former staff members regularly volunteer to run our stand at the annual cemetery open day each May. It’s always a delight to be amongst the stunning graves and monuments and the beautiful avenues, as well of course to see how the local Goths are doing. To celebrate the publication of the records we thougt you'd like to see (below) some of our staff photos of the open day and some interesting graves and monuments found there.

There are nearly 300,000 people buried in Nunhead. This wonderful cemetery is one of the "magnificent seven" Victorian cemeteries with many listed monuments and memorials. Large parts of the cemetery are designated as a nature reserve, which provides a perfect habitat for wildlife and walks, but these areas are unsafe to access beyond the paths.

 

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