I’m always looking for anything that helps me with my research in and around London. Last week another researcher let me know about this website:
The website editor stresses that it’s not a genealogical website as the content is about the burial sites, not the people who are buried in them – but it contains descriptions and photographs or other illustrations of many of the cemeteries and burial grounds across London and the suburbs.
The basis for the website is Mrs Basil Holmes’ 1897 work: The London Burial Grounds. Taking this as a starting point, the editor includes other references and sources, as well as maps, plans and modern photographs.
It’s easy to find your way around this site as there are detailed indexes covering The City of London; Greater London North of the river; South London , and Outer London cemeteries, again divided into north and south of the river.
I was pleased to find information and photographs of churches and cemeteries in many of the areas in which my ancestors lived. It’s great site for browsing, and discovering snippets of information that you didn’t know you needed, but which are very interesting and help to fill in the background of our ancestors’ lives.