monuments at kensal green


The General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, boasts one of the finest collection of funerary monuments in the world, with fully 153 Grade II* or Grade II Listed in the national registry of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. A great many more also mark the graves of notable personalities, or appeal as sculpture in their own right.

The Page


William Harrison Ainsworth
(1805-1882)
novelist

 

The Stage


James Albery
(1838-1889)
playwright & theatre proprietor

 

The Halls


Emile Blondin
né Jean-François Gravelet
(1824-1897)

 

The Stave


Michael William Balfe
(1808-1870)
composer ('I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls')



William Wilkie Collins
(1824-1889)
novelist
 

Anna Maria Bradshaw
(1801-1862)
actress & singer
 

Thomas Taplin Cooke (c1782-1866)
Alfred Cooke (1822-1854)
William Cooke (d. 1886)
circus artistes
 



(wooden cross)
‘Boots’ Davidson
(c1928-1993)
steel bands



John Forster
(1812-1876)
historian & biographer
 

Catherine Hayes (Bushnell)
(1818-1861)
singer
 

Andrew Ducrow
(1793-1842)
circus equestrian & proprietor
 

Joseph Richardson
(c1790-1855)
inventor of the Rock Harmonicon & other unusual instruments


Erich Fried
(1921-1988)
poet & translator
 



George Grossmith
(1847-1912)
singer & author

 
 

Henry Russell
(1812-1900)
songwriter ('Life on the Ocean Wave', 'My Old Armchair')


Thomas Jefferson Hogg
(1792-1862)
biographer of Shelley
Jane Hogg
(1798-1884)
widow of Edward Elliker Williams
 

Carlotta Le Clercq
(1840-1893)
Rose Le Clercq
(1845-1899)
actresses
       



Thomas Hood
(1799-1845)
poet

 

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE
(1911-1979)
playwright
       



James Henry Leigh Hunt
(1784-1859)
essayist, critic

 

Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
(1797-1856)
actress & singer
 
   


John Murray
(1778-1843)
publisher
 
       


William Makepeace Thackeray
(1811-1863)
novelist
 
       



Anthony Trollope
(1815-1882)
novelist

 

William Charles Macready
(1793-1873)
actor
       
 
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