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


The Stage

James Albery
playwright & theatre proprietor


The Halls

Emile Blondin
né Jean-François Gravelet


The Stave

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

William Wilkie Collins

Anna Maria Bradshaw
actress & singer

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

(wooden cross)
‘Boots’ Davidson
steel bands

John Forster
historian & biographer

Catherine Hayes (Bushnell)

Andrew Ducrow
circus equestrian & proprietor

Joseph Richardson
inventor of the Rock Harmonicon & other unusual instruments

Erich Fried
poet & translator

George Grossmith
singer & author


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

Thomas Jefferson Hogg
biographer of Shelley
Jane Hogg
widow of Edward Elliker Williams

Carlotta Le Clercq
Rose Le Clercq

Thomas Hood


Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE

James Henry Leigh Hunt
essayist, critic


Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
actress & singer

John Murray

William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope


William Charles Macready
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