Friends' publications, postcards, merchandise and a selection of other books of interest, are available to visitors after the Sunday afternoon tour, before and after lectures, at the Friends' bookstall on Open Day, and by post from
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, c/o The General Cemetery Company
London, W10 4RA
Please include payment by cheque drawn on a British bank in pounds sterling. The two introductory guides, the Concise Guide and Paths of Glory are also usually available for cash from the General Cemetery Company, at the Main Gate, during office hours.
Cemetery Guides & History Books
Kensal Green Cemetery Concise Guide
Signe Hoffos & FOKGC, London, 2008; 8pp, A5, 29 colour photographs; £1.50 plus 50p p&p
A brief history of the cemetery,with biographical notes and a plan of the cemetery marking the resting places and monuments of 99 notable personalities: Aikman, Ainsworth, Allingham, Alma-Tadema (née Epps), Ashbury, Babbage, Balfe, Barry, Beatty, Birkbeck, Blondin (né Gravelet), Bonington, Bridgetower, Brunel, Byron (née Milbanke), Cambridge, Carden, Casement, Cassel, Churchill, Cockburn, Collins, Cooke, Cruikshank, Davidson, Dawajee, Dawes/Feuchères, Dredge, Ducrow, Fairbrother, Forster, Franklin (née Griffin), Fried, Frith, Forster, Gibson, Griffith, Grossmith, Hayes, Hobhouse, Hogarth, Holland, Hood, Hunt, Huth, Inverness, Kendall, Lancaster, Lander, Leech, Leigh, Locke, Long, Loudon, Lucas, Macready, Mayhew, McClure, Mornington, Molyneux, Morison, Mulready, O’Connor, Paul, Pears, Rattigan, Richardson, Ricketts Roberts, Russell, Siemens, Simonau, Smith, Princess Sophia, Soyer, Staunton, Stephen, Strangford, Stuart, Sussex, Tagore, Tenniel, Thackeray, Trollope, Wakley, Wallace, Wilde (Speranza) and Wingfield.
Paths of Glory
A Select Alphabetical and Biographical List of Persons of Note Commemorated at the Cemetery of All Souls at Kensal Green
FOKGC, London, 1997; 108pp, A4, spiral-bound, glassine cover, illustrated; reprinting, available shortly
This invaluable guide includes a short history of the cemetery, together with brief biographical notes on over 650 notable personalities, as well as a clear line drawing of each monument, together with a grid reference and map to facilitate location.
Kensal Green Cemetery
The Origins and Development of the General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, London, 1824-2001, edited by James Stevens Curl
Phillimore & Co., Chichester, 2001; 448pp, hardback, dust jacket, 274 illustrations
SPECIAL OFFER: £20.00 plus £6.50 p&p (UK)
ISBN : 1 86077 194 7 / ISBN 13 : 978 1 86077 194 1
From the funeral of HRH The Duke of Sussex in 1843 to that of his nephew HRH The Duke of Cambridge in 1904, Kensal Green was the most fashionable cemetery in England. Its notable personalities include some 650 members of the titled nobility and over 550 individuals noted in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Kensal Green is the resting place of the engineers Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the mathematician Charles Babbage, and the novelists Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope and William Makepeace Thackeray; Lord Byron's wife, Oscar Wilde's mother, Charles Dickens' in-laws and Winston Churchill's daughter; a cross-dressing Army doctor and the surgeon who attended Nelson at Trafalgar; the creator of Pears' Soap, and the original WH Smith; the funambulist Blondin and the Savoyard George Grossmith; the first man to cross Australia from south to north, and the last man to fight a duel in England; the Duke's nephew who ruined the richest heiress of the day, and the English adventuress who became a French baronne disgraced by the accusation of murder.
If you would like to know more about Kensal Green Cemetery, we can be contact at the following address:
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery
c/o The General Cemetery Company
London, W10 4RA
Messages & enquiries: 07530 676151 (mobile)