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Great grave Brockwood cemetery - City of the dead - Surrey

Great grave Brockwood cemetery - City of the dead - Surrey

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

London Necropolis Station at Waterloo opened 13th November 1854 was badly damaged by bombs 11th April 1941 and never used again. This railway was used to transport the dead to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey due to overcrowded cemeteries in London. The bodies would be transported at night.

Angel rising from the Pelham Clinton Memorial | Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.

Angel rising from the Pelham Clinton Memorial | Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.

Necropolis Private Station.    Towards the middle of the eighteen hundreds cemetery spaces in the metropolis became scarce, so in 1854 a private company set up a station at 121 Westminster Bridge Road, opposite Waterloo Station, to transport the London Dead to Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. The waiting rooms had been allotted for the exclusive use of any mourners attending a private funeral. Added to this was a beautifully equipped mortuary chapel. A single platform awaited the train of the…

Necropolis Private Station. Towards the middle of the eighteen hundreds cemetery spaces in the metropolis became scarce, so in 1854 a private company set up a station at 121 Westminster Bridge Road, opposite Waterloo Station, to transport the London Dead to Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. The waiting rooms had been allotted for the exclusive use of any mourners attending a private funeral. Added to this was a beautifully equipped mortuary chapel. A single platform awaited the train of the…

Grave of Giulio Salviati, 1898, Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Grave of Giulio Salviati, 1898, Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Necropolis Station

19th-century London had a train line just for dead people

London’s Cemetery Station was built to handle funeral traffic for the giant Necropolis cemetery at Brookwood in Surrey.

Death in the city: the grisly secrets of dealing with Victorian London's dead

London’s Cemetery Station was built to handle funeral traffic for the giant Necropolis cemetery at Brookwood in Surrey.

The building at 121 Westminster Bridge Road is all that remains of the London terminus of the London Necropolis Railway, which transported coffins and mourners from London to the London Necropolis Company's Brookwood Cemetery.

The building at 121 Westminster Bridge Road is all that remains of the London terminus of the London Necropolis Railway, which transported coffins and mourners from London to the London Necropolis Company's Brookwood Cemetery.

Entrance to Necropolis Station, Waterloo, London, 1890: Just outside Woking, in Surrey, is Brookwood Cemetery (also known as the London Necropolis) The cemetery was opened by the London Necropolis Company in 1854 as an out-of-town cemetery; London was struggling to accommodate the dead in its inner city graveyards, and so this vast space (500 acres) was acquired. The dead of London would reach the cemetery via a special train station, the London Necropolis Railway Station, which was next to…

Entrance to Necropolis Station, Waterloo, London, 1890: Just outside Woking, in Surrey, is Brookwood Cemetery (also known as the London Necropolis) The cemetery was opened by the London Necropolis Company in 1854 as an out-of-town cemetery; London was struggling to accommodate the dead in its inner city graveyards, and so this vast space (500 acres) was acquired. The dead of London would reach the cemetery via a special train station, the London Necropolis Railway Station, which was next to…

Stock - G.F. Watts Memorial 33 by OghamMoon on DeviantArt;  Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, is the largest in the UK, aka The London Necropolis.

Stock - G.F. Watts Memorial 33 by OghamMoon on DeviantArt; Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, is the largest in the UK, aka The London Necropolis.

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