All records for London’s famous Highgate Cemetery have been made available online.
The following information comes from Deceased Online:
Highgate Cemetery in north London is reckoned by many to be the most celebrated and prestigious urban cemetery in the UK. A truly stunning example of 19th century cemetery architecture – London Cemeteries (Hugh Mellor & Brian Parsons) describes it as a “Victorian Valhalla” – it holds 160,000 burials from 1839-2010 (records for 1863-1865 limited to names only), with records available exclusively on Deceased Online.
The cemetery is a veritable Who’s Who, not just of notable Londoners spanning 180 years, but of many who have affected the course of history from all over the world. From Commonwealth heads of state to Iranian political exiles; from punk music impressario Malcolm McLaren to German philosopher/economist/revolutionary socialist Karl Marx; from the founder of Foyle’s Bookshop to writer George Eliot (born Mary Anne Evans); from “great train robber” Bruce Reynolds to Hitchhiker’s Guide creator Douglas Adams.
Avoid a wasted journey! Highgate Cemetery West is closed to the public. You cannot visit a grave without an appointment. Finding graves in the East part of the cemetery is also very difficult. Please read further notes on the Deceased Online website about Highgate Cemetery.
There are now records of four of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries available on Deceased Online; the others being Brompton, Kensal Green and Nunhead.